At last, the 2019-20 Premier League season has come to a close. The past year has been exhausting for Tottenham Hotspur supporters, to say the least, starting from a depressing Champions League Final. Since then we have seen beloved Mauricio Pochettino separated from the team, big losses to Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig in Europe, and plenty of frustrating results domestically, leading to the club’s lowest points total since 2008-09 (51).
That being said, there are still a few bright spots as the season winds down. Spurs are assured at least a top seven finish in the table and will end ahead of Arsenal for the fourth year in a row. Though the Champions League campaign was not that impressive, it was the third straight season that Tottenham made it to the knockout rounds. And while the club will not return to the competition next year, Jose Mourinho has kept the team at a top four points pace since taking over.
Premier League Table
While it is not as exciting as the Champions League, Spurs have a shot at the Europa League for next season. It would still be a financial benefit for the club to be playing in Europe, and it could provide some opportunities for younger players to gain some valuable experience. Here are the three scenarios for Tottenham to earn a spot in the Europa League:
- Spurs win, Wolves draw/lose
- Spurs draw, Wolves lose
- Chelsea wins FA Cup (next Saturday)
Essentially Spurs just need a better result against Crystal Palace today than Wolves get against Chelsea; this would result in Tottenham jumping up to sixth place. If this were not to happen, it will then come down to the FA Cup Final next weekend. A Chelsea win would give seventh place (Spurs) a Europa bid; an Arsenal win would give it to the FA Cup winners instead. Always fun counting on a rival to determine one’s fate...
How to Watch
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. BT
Location: Selhurst Park, London, England
TV: none (USA), Sky Sports Action (UK)
Streaming: Peacock (USA), NBC Sports Gold (USA), Sky GO Extra (UK)
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