How will Tottenham cope with domestic and European commitments this season?
Despite challenging for the title last season, Tottenham’s end of season capitulation left their fans seething, as they were pipped to second place by Arsenal on the final day. Nevertheless, they will be playing Champions League football and it will be interesting to see how they juggle their domestic and European commitments this campaign.
Aside from Arsenal who are yet to significantly strengthen their squad, Tottenham’s Premier League rivals all look considerably stronger ahead of the upcoming season. With additional Champions League games and fixture congestion, strength in depth will be key to a successful season. Mauricio Pochettino has brought in Southampton’s Victor Wanyama and Dutch striker Vincent Janssen, who managed 27 goals in 34 Eredivise games last season.
Can Tottenham build on their excellent 2015/16 season or will they struggle to cope with the hectic schedule? You can get 10/1 on Pochettino delivering his side their first Premier League title and their first top-flight title since 1961. With the Premier League looking very competitive this season, a top 4 finish might be more realistic at best-price 13/10. If you're in the camp that believes that Tottenham overachieved last season and could struggle, 5/2 for them to finish outside the top 6 may sound appealing.
Harry Kane’s goals will play a vital role in defining the club’s season and having won the Premier League golden boot with 25 goals last campaign, he will be hoping he can finish this season as the top goalscorer once more. He is as long as 7/1 to do so, with summer signing Janssen at 50/1 (as short as 22/1 elsewhere).