Tottenham’s English Premier League story can be divided into two distinct periods – the early years where they were perennial underachievers and almost got relegated, whereas in the past few years, they have managed to muscle their way into the top four picture. The north London outfit — who have never won the EPL — have often been cruelly referred to as ‘chokers’ by their rivals and under Antonio Conte, they will be hoping to provide a more concerted title challenge this season.
Tottenham’s Stadium – An Overview
Tottenham has a colorful history and the origins of the club date back to 1899 when White Hart Lane was formed. Previously, the site was a disused nursery that was owned by the brewers Charrington. Over the years, White Hart Lane became an iconic English football ground and by 1961, the last year Tottenham won the league title, the stadium had floodlights installed. In the 1990s, there were several modifications carried out to increase the capacity, but it was one of the smallest capacities (36,000) for one of the traditional top-six clubs.
However, Tottenham capped off their final game at White Hart Lane in May 2017 with a stirring 2-1 victory over Manchester United before they moved into their new stadium — the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium — in April 2019. The ground’s current capacity is just shy of 63,000, which is a boon for competing in the Champions League.
Tottenham Squad 2022/23
After a productive transfer window, which has so far heralded six new additions, Tottenham have made key reinforcements, and here is how their squad is looking ahead of the new campaign:
- Hugo Lloris
- Fraser Forster
- Brandon Austin
- Matt Doherty
- Sergio Reguilon
- Cristian Romero
- Davinson Sanchez
- Emerson Royal
- Eric Dier
- Japhet Tanganga
- Ben Davies
- Clement Lenglet
- Djed Spence
- Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
- Harry Winks
- Ryan Sessegnon
- Dejan Kulusevski
- Oliver Skipp
- Rodrigo Bentancur
- Ivan Perisic
- Yves Bissouma
- Pape Sarr
- Giovanni Lo Celso
- Tanguy Ndombele
- Son Heung-Min
- Harry Kane
- Lucas Moura
- Bryan Gil
- Nikola Karczeswka
Tottenham By the Numbers
Widely perceived as one of the greatest entertainers in EPL history, Tottenham has treated its fan to some splendid football. But let’s uncover some of the key stats during their time in England’s top-flight division:
- 70 – Red cards amassed by Tottenham in EPL history.
- 502 – Wins garnered in the EPL.
- 1.51 – Average goals per match scored in the league.
- 1,745 – Goals scored during their time in the EPL.
- 330 – Clean sheets kept in the EPL.
How did Tottenham fare last season?
Tottenham had a topsy turvy season, which was in part down to Nuno Santo. The Portuguese tactician was sacked for his side’s downturn in form, however, the appointment of Conte proved to be a masterstroke. Although there were a few hiccups along the way, Tottenham scrambled to pip north London rivals to fourth spot, and with it, a return to the Champions League following a three-year absence. The additions of Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Cristian Romero proved to be inspired, but Tottenham fans are still craving a trophy.
What can we expect from Tottenham this season?
Having returned to Europe’s elite, Tottenham will have new challenges to face, however, they did previously reach the Champions League Final in 2019. Tottenham has a highly-vaunted attack, and if they can settle into the groove quickly, they could give Manchester City and Liverpool a good run for their money.
However, whether they will have the stamina remains another thing. But there’s no reason to suggest that they can’t have a fine campaign and perhaps finish third. Also, a League Cup or FA Cup wouldn’t go amiss either and these are exciting times for Tottenham.
Who will Tottenham start the 2022/23 EPL campaign against?
Tottenham’s first match of the season is at home to Southampton on Saturday, August 6. On their previous visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Saints came from behind to pinch all three points in a 3-2 win.
Who is Tottenham’s current manager?
Conte is Tottenham’s head coach, having replaced Santo in November 2021, and he signed an 18-month contract at the time.
How many times have Tottenham won the EPL?
Tottenham has never won the EPL, although the closest they came was in the 2016/17 campaign when they finished runners-up to Chelsea.
Who is Tottenham Hotspur’s all time top goalscorer?
Harry Kane is the all time top scorer for Tottenham with 184 goals and counting.