If Tottenham are to improve on last season’s second-placed finish, they will have to negotiate a difficult start to 2018, with clashes against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal in the space of 11 days in late January and early February.
When’s their trickiest run?
They don’t come any bigger than these three consecutive fixtures at the turn of January and February – Manchester United (H), Liverpool (A) and Arsenal (H).
When can they pick up the most points?
On the back of that above run, however, they have four fixtures which should yield points aplenty – Crystal Palace (A), Huddersfield (H), Bournemouth (A) and Newcastle (H).
What’s their run-in like?
If Spurs are in the hunt for the title then this will be of comfort, for only Manchester City at home form opposition from the top six. They sign off against Brighton (A), West Brom (H), Watford (A) and Leicester (H).
Who have they got after European weeks?
Nothing to worry about here, save for a home match against Liverpool after matchday three in the Champions League group stage.
What one fixture will the fans be looking forward to the most?
Their first at Wembley in the Premier League, and that is the small matter of champions Chelsea (Aug 19).