Tottenham Hotspur have been highly unconvincing with their performances this season. They went out of the Champions League with a whimper after suffering a 1-0 aggregate defeat to AC Milan in their round of 16 tie. The Lilywhites are also struggling in the Premier League and look in danger of missing European football for next season.
Antonio Conte went berserk at his team after Spurs’ latest 3-3 draw at relegation threatened Southampton. The Italian boss called his own players ‘selfish’ after their late collapse saw them drop two points at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
The North Londoners will not play for the next two weeks as the players will head out to represent their countries during the international break. They will return to action at the start of next month, and below we look at Tottenham’s fixtures in April.
1- Everton – April 3 (A)
There have been signs of improvement since Sean Dyche has taken the reins of Everton. They have got some positive results, including a shocking 1-0 win over leaders Arsenal. And in their latest league encounter at Chelsea, the Toffees twice came from behind to equalise and ultimately earn a share in the spoils with a 2-2 draw.
Tottenham eased past the Merseyside outfit 2-0 in October but they could find a much more resilient Everton this time around.
2- Brighton – April 8 (H)
Brighton & Hove Albion are one of the top contenders for securing European football next season. They have been consistently performing well and are currently seven points behind Spurs, having three games over them.
Tottenham prevailed in their previous meeting at the Amex, with Harry Kane’s early goal proving decisive. They will look to claim a double over the Seagulls but that will be easier said than done.
3- Bournemouth – April 15 (H)
Bournemouth’s league position might suggest they would be an easy opponent for Tottenham. However, that is not the actual case as Cherries have been impressive under Gary O’Neil recently. They came very close to securing a victory at Arsenal before shocking Liverpool with a 1-0 win at the Vitality Stadium. The lure of staying in the richest football league is likely motivating them to put out their best efforts on the pitch.
Antonio Conte’s side also faced tough competition the last time they met them in October in the Premier League. The Londoners will be well advised to avoid complacency when they face Bournemouth next month.
4- Newcastle United – April 23 (A)
This is likely to be one of the toughest fixtures for Tottenham in April. Eddie Howe’s side registered a superb 2-1 victory over Spurs earlier this season, with Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron on target for the visitors.
Newcastle seemed to have found their form recently, with the Tyneside club claiming back-to-back wins in the English league. The North Londoners will have to be at their best to beat the Magpies at. St James’ Park.
5- Manchester United – April 27 (H)
United have made huge progress under manager Erik ten Hag. The Red Devils broke their trophy drought by winning the Carabao Cup, while they are also alive in the FA Cup as well as the Europa League.
Manchester United comfortably defeated Tottenham 2-0 at Old Trafford and now they will be aiming to achieve a similar feat in North London when they go head-to-head with Spurs.
6- Liverpool – April 30 (A)
Liverpool have seen a great decline in their fortunes this term as they are out of the Champions League as well as the FA Cup. Now they only have the top-four finish to fight for this season, similar to the situation of Tottenham.
Antonio Conte’s side last met Liverpool in November in the Premier League where they lost the home encounter 2-1 after Mohamed Salah bagged a brace. Spurs will be aiming to do a better job this time.
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