The Tottenham Liverpool, Leicester City revenge tour
There were cracks in the armour before the back-to-back losses to Liverpool and Leicester City this past season. However, it really was those two back-to-back losses, in a gut-wrenching fashion, which set the Tottenham house ablaze and put the Jose Mourinho Spurs on a path they would never recover fully from.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on one’s perspective, Tottenham is going to get two chances to make things right for those back-to-back losses last season.
First comes the repeat of 2020, when Tottenham travels to Leicester City on Tuesday, December 14, and then hosts Liverpool on Saturday, December 18. It was the same week last season when Tottenham traveled to Liverpool midweek December 16 and then lost at home to Leicester on the weekend.
Maybe a reverse of the order with the trip to Leicester before hosting Liverpool gives Spurs the edge they need over a hectic holiday festive period. On the Saturday before the trip to Leicester, the Lilywhites travel to the south coast to face Brighton. Then midweek after hosting Liverpool comes the Carabao Cup fifth-round following by Crystal Palace at home on Boxing Day. As usual, December is entirely too crowded.
Second Liverpool, Leicester double is late
Spurs again play the Foxes followed by the Reds in late April, early May. First between the two Conference League semi-final legs – again assuming Spurs get there – Tottenham hosts Leicester City on Saturday, April 30. Then after the Thursday second leg of the semi-final comes another trip to Merseyside and Liverpool for the second time.
While not the last game of the season with Leicester again, still a meaningful matchup at a meaningful time. At that point in the schedule, Tottenham will only have two more games left, with a home match against Burnley and a trip to Norwich City. That makes those two games against the Foxes and Reds two of the big-time match-ups for Spurs this season.
Ultimately all twelve games – nearly a third of the season – are going to have a major impact on the table for both Tottenham and the other six teams involved. Depending on how things turn out these games may be big boosts like the run against City, Chelsea, and Arsenal or a big letdown like the Liverpool and Leicester consecutive losses. The one thing we know is they are coming so there are no excuses not to be prepared.