Tottenham open their 2021-2022 account at home against defending Premier League champions Manchester City and look forward to a London derby-packed month of September.
Maybe it’s a great time to play City and maybe not. In reality, there’s never a perfect time to play the high-flying champions. But we’ll hold out high hopes Spurs can repeat what they did to City last time Pep Guardiola’s team invaded Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
September — London derby month
The entire month of September consists of London derbies, the latter two matches you’ll want to mark on your calendar. Spurs host Chelsea on Sept. 18 and make the short trip to the Emirates a week later.
January is another month to look forward to, as Spurs once again play Chelsea and Arsenal in consecutive weeks, this time with the Gunners first on the docket. Those matches are Jan .15 and Jan. 22.
Other notable matches
Spurs host Manchester United on Oct. 30 and welcome Liverpool to London a week before Christmas, on Dec. 18. They travel to City on Feb. 19 and play away to United on March 12. Spurs travel to Anfield May 7, the third last match of the season. Other than playing Arsenal and Chelsea in back to back weeks twice, it’s a pretty balanced schedule.
With two months remaining until the 2021-2022 season starts, which matches are you looking forward to most?
Personally, those back to back matches against Tottenham’s most loathed adversaries appeal most to me. But there are a bunch of fixtures to be excited about. Bring on August! But please not until Spurs strengthen their squad.