Tottenham Hotspur to find out 2018/19 Premier League fixtures this week and set for run of away matches
PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 June 2018
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Spurs have started each of Mauricio Pochettino’s four seasons on the road and they are set to do the same again this year
Tottenham Hotspur will find out their 2018/19 Premier League fixtures on Thursday morning and all eyes will be on when they play their first match at home.
At 9am on June 14 Spurs will discover who they will face on the weekend of August 11-12 all the way up to who they finish with on May 19.
Fans will be keen to see when the Lilywhites are scheduled to play their first home match of the campaign with this fixture set to be the club’s opening game in their new stadium.
It is expected Tottenham will begin the 2018/19 campaign with three away trips before returning to London after the international break for a clash on the weekend of September 8-9.
Whether that fourth fixture of the season is at Spurs’ new home or back at Wembley remains to be seen, with the club still holding the option to play in Brent for one or two games if required.
Assuming Tottenham start with three away matches, it will be the third consecutive Premier League season where a team has done so.
In the 2016/17 term, Liverpool began life with three fixtures on the road while construction work on the main stand at Anfield was completed while during the past campaign West Ham United had to do the same.
The Hammers’ London Stadium home hosted the World Athletics Championships in 2017 and so the east Londoners had to play three away games at the start of the 2017/18 season.
Spurs will expect to follow suit and hope they can return to N17 for match day four in the Premier League and play for the first time in their new 62,062-seater venue.
Last season Tottenham began at St James’ Park with a clash against Newcastle United and after a tricky encounter, they won 2-0 with Dele Alli and Ben Davies on target.
Mauricio Pochettino has an up and down record on the first day of the campaign at Spurs with his four games resulting in two wins, one draw and a defeat.
All of the fixtures have been on the road and in 2014 the Argentinean won his opener as Tottenham manager in dramatic fashion.
Eric Dier scored a stoppage-time winner to secure a 1-0 win and bragging rights over local rivals West Ham, but a year later they lost by the same score at Old Trafford to Manchester United after a Kyle Walker own-goal in the 22nd minute.
In the 2016/17 season opener, Spurs held Everton to a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park thanks to Erik Lamela’s second-half header and last year they won 2-0 at Newcastle, but who will they start with this time? See website on Thursday morning.