Can New-Look Tottenham Hotspur Challenge for Honours this Season?


The decision to dismiss Mauricio Pocchetino and quickly name Jose Mourinho as his successor was far from universally popular, but Tottenham scraped into the Premier League top-six at the end of last season to secure Europa League football this term and have made an encouraging start to the current campaign.

After a shortened Covid-19 induced close season, it’s been a hectic schedule for Tottenham even in the opening weeks of the new season. The need for squad depth over the coming months is evident, with fixture congestion certain to be a major factor for all the leading clubs.

Jose Squad Boost

It was vital that after years that saw precious little in the way of player recruitment at the club that this summer was different. Thankfully the Tottenham hierarchy acted as required and Mourinho now has a deeper pool of experienced players to select from.

Sergio Reguilón was signed to address the problem left-back spot, while Matt Doherty does likewise on the right. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg bolsters the midfield and former England goalkeeper Joe Hart comes in to provide cover for Hugo Lloris.

Gareth Bale Returns

The Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius was brought in on loan from Benfica, but the headline grabbing deal was the return of club legend Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid.

The big question mark with Bale is whether he still possesses the requisite levels of fitness and motivation after what seemed like an eternity bench-warming with the Spanish giants. Should he do so, he could be a game-changer for Mourinho.

Old Trafford Demolition

After a disappointing start to their Premier League season, Tottenham found some form with a 6-1 win at Old Trafford to humiliate Manchester United prior to the latest international break.

With early results suggesting that this could be a more open title race than has been the case in recent years, Tottenham can currently be backed at odds of 19/1 with the Betfair exchange to win the Premier League.

Europa League

Having already got past Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Shkendija and Maccabi Haifa in the qualifying rounds, they’ve been given what looks to be a relatively straightforward draw alongside Ludogorets, LASK and Antwerp in the Europa League group stage.

As things stand Tottenham are vying for favouritism to win the competition with arch-rivals Arsenal at 8/1 with bet365 Sportsbook.

Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup quarter-final draw sees Tottenham on the road at Championship side Stoke City. At 4/1 with William Hill bookmakers, only Manchester City are a shorter odds to lift the trophy.

Should you wish to back Jose Mourinho to lead his team to success in any of the aforementioned competitions, it’s always worth taking advantage of any bookmaker promotions like free bets and sign-up offers.

FA Cup

How seriously Tottenham take the FA Cup this season will be largely dependent on their competitiveness in the other competitions, but for those looking for some potential early value, you can currently get odds of 10/1 with Betway Sports on Harry Kane lifting the famous trophy at Wembley Stadium next May.