Between now and the end of December Spurs face a hectic schedule of matches. Starting with Manchester City on Sunday, they have to play 8 Premier League matches, have two Europa League games including a trip to Norway between next week’s matches against the two Manchester clubs and a derby at home to West Ham United in the Capital One Cup. How many points do you think Spurs will get from their 8 Premier League matches?
Tottenham games to the end of December are:
Sunday, 24th Nov. v Manchester City (a) PL
Thursday, 28th Nov. v Tromso (a) EL
Sunday, 1st Dec. v Manchester United (h) PL
Wednesday, 4th Dec. v Fulham (a) PL
Saturday, 7th Dec. v Sunderland (a) PL
Thursday, 13th Dec. v Anzhi (h) EL
Sunday, 15th Dec. v Liverpool (h) PL
Wednesday, 18th Dec. v West Ham United (h) COC
Sunday, 22nd Dec. v Southampton (a) PL
Thursday, 24th Dec. v West Bromwich Albion (h) PL
Sunday, 29th Dec. v Stoke City (h) PL
That is a difficult programme of games at a busy period of the season. Andre Villas-Boas will be looking to use the full squad for rotation in case of injury and to avoid the over use of players that has been a problem in past seasons.
In the corresponding matches last season, Spurs took 15 points. Will they be able to achieve that number this year or will they do better?
Last season the only defeat they suffered was at Manchester City. They defeated Fulham, Sunderland, Liverpool and Southampton while drawing with United, WBA and Stoke.
I am looking for a return of at least 16 points from the 8 matches. I’d take a draw at City and hope they can defeat United the following weekend. They need to win at Fulham but may have to settle for a draw at Sunderland. It could be another draw against Liverpool would be good and it may only be a point at Southampton but hopefully the month will end with 6 points over Christmas from the two home games against West Brom and Stoke.
Sixteen points will not do anything for Spurs’ chances of finishing in the top 4 but the way they are playing at present, scoring so few goals, it could be difficult to get many more points.
How many points do you expect then to get? Have your say.
Immediately after those matches, Spurs finish the holiday programme with a trip to Old Trafford on New Year’s Day. By the beginning of 2014 we will have a better idea of Spurs prospects for the remainder of the season.