The potentially hectic start to the 2020/21 campaign been faced by Tottenham has today been revealed.
Tottenham’s cup competitions
Spurs would finish 6th in the Premier League last time out, securing a spot in the forthcoming Europa League campaign.
Had Arsenal failed to win the FA Cup in August, Spurs would have entered the Europa League at the group stage phase.
However, the Gunners’ victory over Chelsea means the Lilywhites have entered the competition in the qualifying rounds, the first of which sees Spurs face Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv on September 17th:
🇮🇪 Shamrock v AC Milan 🇮🇹
🇧🇬 Lokomotiv Plovdiv v Tottenham
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Second qualifying round ties: 17 September #UEL
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) August 31, 2020
The north Londoners have also, on Sunday, learnt who they will face in the 3rd round of the League Cup later this month, being drawn against Leyton Orient or Plymouth:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 6, 2020
Tottenham’s hectic campaign
With Spurs now aware of their upcoming League Cup opponents, the hectic schedule potentially facing Jose Mourinho’s men has been revealed.
Tottenham will begin their season against Everton in the Premier League on September 13th.
Four days later they are in Europa League action vs Lokomotiv Plovdiv. Should they win that tie, which is expected, their next European game will take place on September 24th.
Following the Lokomotiv Plovdiv game, Spurs are away to Southampton on the 20th of September with an away trip to Plymouth or Leyton Orient in the League Cup following two days later.
If Spurs win in the LC 3rd round, which seems likely, they will play a 4th-round tie on September 29th.
Before that though, they must face Newcastle in the league and then a potential Europa League game on the 24th, which could be followed by a Europa League play-off match on the 1st of October and then an away clash with Manchester United two days later.
So, if Spurs win in the 3rd round of the League Cup and progress through the Europa League qualifying rounds, they will be forced to play eight games in the space of 21 days, averaging out at a game less than every three days.
Tottenham’s start to the season:
Sept 13: Everton (H)
Sept 17: Loko Plovdiv (A, UEL)
Sept 20: Southampton (A)
Sept 22: Leyton Orient or Plymouth (A, EFL)
Sept 24: Botosani or Shkendija (A, UEL)
Sept 27: Newcastle (H)
Sept 29: EFL Cup R4
Oct 1: Europa League PO
Oct 3: Man Utd (A)
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) September 6, 2020
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