Without European football for the first time in 15 years and with legendary striker Harry Kane having left the club for pastures new, Tottenham Hotspur begin a new era under head coach Ange Postecoglou.
Former Celtic boss Postecoglou has swapped Glasgow for north London to take the reins at Tottenham and his task will be improving upon last season’s disappointing eighth position finish in the Premier League.
The club’s ambition will undoubtedly be a return to the UEFA Champions League, and if the Australian can end a 15-year wait for a trophy and win the FA Cup, Postecoglou will have written himself into the history books.
Armed with several new signings including James Maddison, Brennan Johnson and goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, Spurs can embrace the 2023/24 season with renewed optimism.
- Introducing the article, emphasising the importance of the fixture list for Tottenham Hotspur and setting the stage for an in-depth exploration of the upcoming season’s matches.
Key Highlights and Marquee Matches
Tottenham Hotspur’s schedule started on August 13, 2023, with a 2-2 draw with Brentford in the Premier League.
Ange Postecoglou’s side were then straight into the thick of the action, hosting rivals Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 19, a game they won 2-0.
Unfortunately, for supporters of Spurs, a penalty shootout defeat to Fulham on August 29 signalled the end of their Carabao Cup campaign at the second round.
One of the biggest sporting fixtures in the world is the North London derby between Tottenham and fierce rivals Arsenal. The first meeting of the term between the giants took place on September 24 at The Emirates Stadium as the teams played out a 2-2 draw.
North London derby fixtures in the 2023/24 Premier League season
- September 24, 2023: Arsenal v Tottenham
April 27, 2024: Tottenham v Arsenal
On September 30, Tottenham emerged 2-1 winners over fellow ‘big six’ club Liverpool.
Tottenham suffered a 4-1 home defeat to London rivals Chelsea on November 6 but gained a 3-3 draw with last season’s Premier League champions Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium on Sunday, December 3.
Spurs will turn their attention to cup competitions at the start of the new year with a third round FA Cup fixture against fellow Premier League side Burnley, at home, on January 6, 2024.
Important Premier League games follow against Manchester United at Old Trafford on January 14; at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on February 24 and a home match with Manchester City on April 20.
Spurs fans can look forward to the final North London derby of the season against Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 27, and on May 4 Tottenham travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in what could be a season-defining game.
Tottenham finish their campaign with a trip to Sheffield United on May 19.
- Provide an overview of the most anticipated matches, rivalries, and key storylines for Tottenham Hotspur in the 2023-2024 season.
- Highlight fixtures against key opponents and potential turning points in Tottenham Hotspur’s campaign.
Premier League Campaign
Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League campaign began on August 13, 2023, when they travelled to Brentford, drawing 2-2.
A huge game, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, against Manchester United arrived on August 19, which they won 2-1. Spurs sent a message to their rivals with an emphatic 5-2 win over Burnley on September 2.
Spurs avoided defeat in back-to-back fixtures against giants Arsenal and Liverpool on September 24 and September 30 respectively. They played out a 2-2 draw against North London rivals Arsenal on September 24 and then emerged 2-1 winners over Liverpool.
A 4-1 loss to Chelsea on November 6 damaged confidence as two more defeats followed but Spurs earned a very credible point in a 3-3 draw at Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium on December 3.
The festive period in England is always a busy time for clubs and three games in nine days for Tottenham has the potential to be season-defining.
Spurs host Everton on December 23 and Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve, with a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium on December 28 sandwiched between.
A trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on 14 January will be much anticipated, as will the visit to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge on 24 February, with both fixtures crucial in Tottenham’s schedule.
A formidable four-week period lies ahead, beginning with Newcastle United at St James’ Park on April 13, followed by Manchester City at home a week later. The final North London derby – against Arsenal – of the season is held on April 27 at Spurs, and Liverpool’s Anfield welcomes Tottenham on May 4.
The final two games of the season see Tottenham entertain Burnley on May 11 and travelling to Sheffield United on May 19.
- Break down the Premier League fixtures, emphasising important clashes and potential challenges in Tottenham Hotspur’s domestic campaign.
- Discuss the significance of each match in the context of the league standings.
Home Matches at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur have been playing their home matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since April 2019, boasting a capacity of 62,850. To fulfil their ambitions in the 2023/24 season, Spurs will need to build momentum in front of their own supporters.
Their first game of the campaign at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium saw Spurs claim a 2-0 win over Manchester United on August 19, 2023.
Three away games followed meaning it was almost a month later, on September 16, when Tottenham were back in action at home, beating Sheffield United 2-1.
A 2-1 victory over rivals Liverpool on September 30 was a massive morale-booster and should set up Ange Postecoglou’s side for a positive season, although a 4-1 loss to Chelsea on November 6 brought the club back down to earth.
The games with London rivals West Ham United usually turn out to be entertaining affairs and the Spurs supporters will be looking forward to hosting The Hammers at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 7.
The final visitors to Tottenham’s north London home are Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve, December 31.
Winning the FA Cup will have been a target at the start of the season and victory over Burnley in the third round on January 6, 2024, would help move them a step towards Wembley.
Supporters will have underlined the visit of reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on April 20 in their diaries, and just seven days later, they host Arsenal in the final North London derby of the season.
Tottenham’s final home game of the Premier League season takes place against Burnley on May 11.
- Detail the schedule of home matches, emphasising the atmosphere at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the potential impact on the team’s performance.
- Highlight key matchups and events related to Tottenham Hotspur’s home fixtures.
Tottenham’s 2023/24 Premier League schedule began with a 2-2 draw with Brentford at the Brentford Community Stadium on August 13, 2023.
If Spurs are to be successful, new signing James Maddison will be key to their hopes and the playmaker signalled his intentions for the season ahead with a goal in Tottenham’s first away game of the new term, a 2-0 win over Bournemouth on August 26 at the Vitality Stadium.
However, a trip to Craven Cottage on August 29 would spell the end of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup hopes as they lost to Fulham on a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw.
Son Heung-min netted a hat-trick in an electrifying 5-2 win at Burnley’s Turf Moor on September 2, as Ange Postecoglou’s attacking football and capabilities of playing on the counter-attack proved to be lethal.
A point at The Emirates Stadium in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal in the North London derby on September 24 was another huge step in the right direction, with Son again proving crucial as the South Korea international scored a brace.
High-scoring games are proving to be a regular occurrence for Tottenham as they played out an enthralling 3-3 draw with Manchester City on December 3, as Son, Giovani Lo Celso and Dejan Kulusevski helped themselves to a goal apiece.
In the new year, on January 14, 2024, Tottenham will travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, a fixture many fans look forward to each season.
A trip to Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea, on February 24 will be another test of Tottenham’s credentials, as will the visit to Villa Park where Tottenham will play Aston Villa on March 9.
Tottenham will look to earn the bragging points against West Ham United at the London Stadium on April 2, a game that could prove crucial to Spurs’ ambitions.
In a difficult finish to their Premier League campaign, Tottenham must travel to Newcastle United’s St James’ Park (on April 13) and Liverpool’s Anfield (on May 4) before finishing their league campaign at Bramall Lane, the home of Sheffield United, on May 19.
- Discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the away fixtures, addressing different stadiums and opponents Tottenham Hotspur will face on the road.
- Analyze the team’s approach to away games and key players to watch in these matchups.
Tottenham at FA Cup
Tottenham’s last success in the FA Cup came in the 1981/82 season, far too long ago for a club of their status.
If Ange Postecoglou really wants to win the hearts of the supporters, success at Wembley on Saturday, May 25, 2024, in the FA Cup final would go a long way.
Spurs must first overcome Burnley, at home, in the third round on January 6 to keep their name in the hat.
The schedule for the FA Cup 2023/24 is as follows:
- Third Round – Saturday 6 January 2024
- Fourth Round – Saturday 27 January 2024
- Fifth Round – Wednesday 28 February 2024
- Quarter-final – Saturday 16 March 2024
- Semi-final – Saturday 20 April 2024
- The Final – Saturday 25 May 2024
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