2017/18 Premier League Preview: Tottenham

Tottenham finished in 2nd place last season, securing a champions league spot along with Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. Although Tottenham finished 2nd last season, they still have heavy chances to win the title in the 2017-2018 season.

Player Arrivals: Davinson Sanchez: (£36m from Ajax) Serge Aurier (£22.5m from PSG) Fernando Llorente (£13.59m from Swansea) Juan Foyth (£8.10m from Estudiantes)

Player Departures: Kyle Walker (£45.90m to Manchester City) Kevin Wimmer (£17.46m to Stoke City) Nabil Bentaleb (£17.10m to Fc Schalke 04)

Biggest Signing: The biggest signing is easily Serge Aurier. With Kyle Walker moving to Manchester City this season, Tottenham needed a solid right-back, and they got it.

Biggest Departure: The biggest departure is right-back Kyle Walker. He provides an attacking force that no other right-back in the world has. Serge Aurier will bring some of that, but not all.

Dele Alli was a big part of Tottenham finishing 2nd place last season with 18 goals in only 37 appearances. His presence in the midfield with Christian Eriksen was a big part of why they finished in the place that they did.

Defense: Tottenham has one of the best defenses in the whole league. The center-back duo of Jan Verthongen and Toby Alderweireld is one of the best in the entire Premier League. The only down side I see about the defense is the left-back situation. Ben Davies is good but with the right wingers and right midfielders in the Premier League like Mohamed Salah, Willian, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, they will need a world class left-back.

Midfield: Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are 2 of the best midfielders in the entire league! Tottenham should have no problem in the center part of the midfield. Eric Dier will also provide the physicalness that a defensive midfielder needs to have.

Attack: The one thing the Hotspurs need to work on is their wingers. The formation that Manager Mauricio Pochetinno uses does not use wingers, but if they ever need that attacking option they should really think about signing one. They don’t have a bad one and I don’t have any problems with them unless Harry Kane gets injured.

Prediction: 4th

With other teams like Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool buying some world-class players, and Tottenham not buying any, I see them just barely making the top 4 this year.

 

 

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