Tottenham Hotspur kick off the new English Premier League (EPL) campaign with a home fixture against Everton tonight. Spurs failed to impress in the last EPL season, and, no doubt, they are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign.
The likes of Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have joined the squad, with Giovani Lo Celso signing a permanent deal, but Kyle Walker-Peters and Jan Vertonghen are no longer part of the team. Jose Mourinho’s troops will be targeting a flying start against Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees in the showdown.
‘The Special One’ has a full squad to choose from ahead of the season opener. The Toffees, on the other hand, did well to sign Napoli midfielder Allan in the summer transfer window, and, no doubt, the Brazil international is capable of helping the team improve their game. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Everton are not regarded as good travellers.
West Bromwich Albion have returned to the top flight and begin their campaign at home to Leicester City.
Slaven Bilic has experience of the EPL, having previously taken charge of West Ham, and will hope his Baggies side can regain some form after somewhat stuttering over the line at the end of their promotion-winning season from the Championship.
They can consider themselves a little fortunate that chasers Brentford also began to fall at the final hurdle, because they weren’t in especially good form post-lockdown: 10 sides in the division registered more points and they failed to win their last four matches.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Tottenham vs. Everton.
(LIVE SS223, 4pm)
West Brom vs. Leicester
(LIVE SS223, 6.30pm)
MONDAY - SEPTEMBER 14
Brighton & Hove vs. Chelsea
(LIVE SS223, 10.15pm)
Sheffield Utd vs. Wolves
(LIVE SS227, 8pm)