In the big London derby today we see Spurs travel to Chelsea which looks to be the tie of the day, but Tottenham have it all to do. So how should Tim Sherwood line his men up at Stamford Bridge?
Spurs will be looking to get their Premier League campaign back on track this weekend as they host strugglers Cardiff, still seething after their disappointing home defeat to Hull.
Tottenham are ready to take on Dnipro in the Europa League, a competition that Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has come out and said that he wants to win, and the teams have been named. Here is how the Londoners line up.
It’s a lot of pressure for a teenager to be put under, but once again there could be a war between countries over one of the Premier League’s hottest prospects.
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood will be shaking like a leaf right now. And if he isn't, then he should be. The north London side host Manchester City this evening in a game that could see City go top of the Premier League, and they will be all guns blazing from the off. But when up against such strong opposition, what do you do to stifle them? Here is my take.
Should Sherwood Swoop For Striker With 17 Goals In 15 Games, Offload Holtby And Look For Left-Back This Month?
Ask any Spurs fan if they have enjoyed this season and I am sure the majority would say no, although there have certainly been perks. With all the changes behind the scenes and the losses to London rivals Arsenal and West Ham, twice, things could have gone better. A lot better. But I am here to suggest to Tim Sherwood that he needs to make a few changes this month to spark the Spurs revival.
Not only has this season been one of transition for Tottenham, but it's also been a tough one to watch on many occasions for the Spurs fans. The sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, the derby losses and the limp attacking unit that were on show are just a few lows of the campaign so far. There is plenty to be cheerful of though, with the club in the knockout stages of the Europa League, strikers who are starting to score and a league position just two points outside the top four.
Defoe joined Tottenham from London rivals West Ham in January 2004 as a 21-year-old for an initial £6 million rising to 7 million, with Bobby Zamora going the other way as a bargaining chip.
Tottenham host Crystal Palace in a clash of two of the Premier League’s newest managers, and both Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis will be looking to build on their impressive starts.
After being dismantled at the hands of Liverpool 5-0, Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas was given the boot. Spurs are currently sitting surprisingly well in the top third of the table, only a mere 8 points behind the league leading Gunners. Did Villas-Boas deserve this fate? Perhaps so, but probably not. Tottenham’s problems started the moment they let their ace Gareth Bale leave for Madrid in the most expensive transfer of all time. Bale’s loss sent seismic reactions through the Spurs camp, and those aftershocks are still being felt today. Losing a player of his caliber is devastating, and the Spurs have not been able to bring in a goal scorer who can remotely match Bale’s production.
A thrilling game at the Stadium of Light saw Sunderland eventually succumb to a 3-4 defeat at the hands of Chelsea. A fine strike from Jozy Altidore, as well as goals from captain John O’Shea and Phil Bardsley, who also scored an own goal, saw Gus Poyet’s side push Chelsea all the way before coming up slightly short. Sunderland fans will have taken heart from what was a much-improved performance though ahead of Tottenham’s visit this weekend.
After playing Manchester City and then Manchester United in consecutive weeks, Tottenham will be happy to travel to Fulham to take on the Cottagers who have lost six in a row in all competitions. But with a new man at the helm, Rene Meulensteen, it could prove to be a tricky affair. Here is what I would do if I was Andre Villas-Boas.