Tottenham have experienced a season of highs and lows, both domestically and continentally, with the performances in the early stages of the Champions League demonstrating the capabilities of the club under manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Given their ability to defeat some of the best teams in the world, including Real Madrid, their inability to continue to demonstrate their fine form has resulted in them sitting in 4th position in the Premier League, without having currently guaranteed Champions League football next season in their new stadium. With a lack of consistent form, their odds for Premier League winner in the 2018/19 season are likely to give confidence to Spurs fans.
Their defeat at the hands of Juventus in the 2nd round of the Champions League demonstrates just how inconsistent Spurs can be, however some of their players have proven themselves to be worthwhile of a regular starting spot in the team. With Danny Rose seeking a transfer away from the club, Ben Davies has managed to step into the role of left back and make the position his own, demonstrating some solid defensive work, while also chipping in with two goals and six assists.
Jan Vertonghen has continued to be a pivotal player at the heart of the Tottenham defence and Pochettino will be desperate to keep hold of the Belgian defender, especially if he has a good World Cup with his national team. There were doubts about Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen when he first arrived at the club back in 2013, however he has grown into a fantastic midfielder who is often the architect of Tottenham’s attacking play. So far this season in the Premier League he has managed nine assists and ten goals.
With four games left of Tottenham’s league campaign, the Lilywhites can finish anywhere between 2nd and 6th place. They will be desperate to finish in the top four and currently hold a five point lead over 5th place Chelsea. Spurs have the easier run-in and with Chelsea having the FA Cup final to look forward to after the final Premier League match is played, they may consider winning silverware more important than finishing in the top four, which is great news for Spurs. Their new 62,000 seater stadium could be a real spectacle should they host Europe’s elite in next season’s Champions League.
Davies, Vertonghen and Eriksen have all made our Premier League team of the season and you can find out who joins them by checking out the following infographic.