The Premier League was suspended at the beginning of March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, but with Tottenham Hotspur’s squad being depleted in numbers; could they be one of the sides that could have benefited by the break in the action? Spurs still have a long way to go to finish in the Champions League places, but seven-points isn’t a gap that would seem impossible to bridge.
Chelsea are the side currently in fourth spot on 48 points, while Manchester United are three points further back. When the Premier League finally does resume, Spurs will have a wonderful chance to put a marker down for the remainder of the campaign as they welcome the Red Devils to North London. But, why should Spurs fans be optimistic for when the season resumes?
Players Coming Back Into Fitness
The biggest point that Jose Mourinho will be happy about is the number of players that he could stand to get back before a ball is kicked again. Harry Kane would be the biggest one, with the England captain likely to return before the end of the campaign. Spurs have been missing the striker while he has been injured, and matters hadn’t been made any easier with Heung Min-Son and Steven Bergwijn both also sustaining injuries.
Spurs will be buoyed by these returns for when the season resumes, but they will also be aware that other clubs will also be in the same position. Manchester United could welcome back Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba for the run-in, while Chelsea could also welcome back Tammy Abraham.
Break Could Be Bad News For Sheffield United
Momentum is a huge thing in the Premier League, and at the time that the division was suspended, Sheffield United were in excellent form. They have the second-best defensive record in the league, and the break may have been the worst thing for their cause. Getting back into the routine again after such a long break is going to be hard for all clubs, but the Blades may find it harder than other sides since this is their first season back in the competitive Premier League.
However, it would be hard to completely write them off at this point as they have enjoyed a stellar season under Chris Wilder. Forecastr are experts that offer insights into football fixtures, and offer an insight to help fans get a better feeling as to what to anticipate in the results of the match.
Rest Could Be Good For Spurs
It’s no secret that Tottenham’s form has dipped over recent weeks and that means the break could be good for them to remove the doubt of their performances from recent weeks. Before the postponement of the Premier League, Spurs had lost two of their last three, and that was the worst record of the sides competing for a Champions League finish.
That run of results had opened the door for Arsenal, as the Gunners had closed the gap to just a point. Tottenham’s season will now hinge on whether they are able to hit the ground running from as soon as the season kicks off again.