The 2019/20 Premier League indeed was a whirlwind of a season. We saw the introduction of VAR, a 3-month halt due to COVID-19 and games played behind closed doors as Liverpool were crowned champions.
While last season may have been a rollercoaster journey for football, the 2020/21 season is on the horizon, and it seems that good times could be coming our way!
Here we’ll cover all you need to know about the Premier League 2020/21 season so far and what this means for Spurs.
When does the 2020/21 Premier League start?
It has been confirmed that 2020/21 Premier League season will begin on 12th September 2020 and will end on 23rd May 2021. The season was initially due to start on 8th August, but the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the football calendar.
A date for when the new fixtures will be announced has not yet been released. It is anticipated that dates will be revealed shortly before the new season is due to begin.
Who was promoted to the Premier League in 20/21?
The Baggies returned to the top flight after a 2-2 draw with Queens Park Rangers, with an already significant Premier League history. They last joined the top tier during 2010/11 and remained there for eight seasons, being relegated in 2017/18. They will undoubtedly be looking to prove their strength and retain their Premier League status once again.
Leeds United return to the top flight following a 1-0 victory over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley. The promotion of The Whites is particularly significant as it has been sixteen years since they were last in the Premier League, having been relegated in 2003/04 after remaining there for 12 seasons. How will they fare against the football giants after a such a lengthy absence?
Having only been relegated from the Premier League during 2018/19, Fulham are back after a quick stint away! The Cottagers 2-1 win against Brentford, secured them a place back into the top flight but will they put up a more robust performance this time around? Manager, Scott Parker, believes the team have learnt from their past Premier League failure but only time will tell if this is truly the case.
What is Spurs’ history with the promoted teams?
The last time Tottenham Hotspur played West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, they drew 1-1 during their away game at Wembley Stadium. The Baggies fought hard, securing an early lead but were unable to claim victory. They then managed to achieve a 1-0 home win at The Hawthorns but alas this was not enough to help them escape relegation. It will be interesting to see if the Albion can pose a threat to Spurs this time around.
Leeds last encountered Tottenham Hotspur during the 2013 FA Cup, where they won 2-1 at Elland Road. The win managed to push Spurs out of the FA Cup, in what was an exciting showdown. The question is, how will The Peacocks perform after a seven-year absence from a Spurs encounter?
When Fulham played Tottenham during the 2018/19 season, they lost 3-1 at Wembley and then 1-2 at Craven Cottage. The latter match put Spurs at 3rd place while Fulham were 19th. We eagerly await to see if The Cottagers genuinely have learnt from past mistakes.
When can fans return to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium?
Boris Johnson announced three weeks ago that fans could return to football stadiums on 1st October. He confirmed the return would be dependent on multiple pilot events, some of which have been cancelled due to a spike in COVID-19 figures.
The news came as a big disappointment to football fans, all of whom are eager to get back into the stands to support their teams. The government are, however, in discussions about potentially introducing football and rugby pilot events.
Sports minister, Nigel Huddlestone, said “I expect there to be a rugby and a football game to be part of the pilot scheme. The whole point of the pilot scheme is we do things in baby steps, in a disciplined manner, but I’m very confident.”
Fans not being able to potentially return to football stadiums until October means that the beginning of the 2020/21 Premier League season will commence without spectators.
Despite new football stadium regulations, such as reduced capacities, we will still be offering great value Spurs hospitality packages. If you wish to secure your seat in the stands be sure to call quickly as their will undoubtedly be a huge demand. You can either buy online for your preferred games or call on 020 7989 6500 to secure your tickets & packages
We can’t wait to welcome back the fans and revel in the electric atmosphere of Spurs’ Stadium as soon as we can!