Maybe not so fresh from the midweek defeat to Barcelona at Wembley Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur are back in action this weekend and we host newly-promoted Cardiff City in our next Premier League clash.
Sitting somewhat pretty in fourth place in the table with a goal difference advantage over Arsenal with seven games played, Neil Warnock’s referee hating side are sat in 19th place and are yet to win in the 2018/19 campaign.
With Warnock claiming recently that he preferred the Championship, Tottenham can obviously help him back in that direction with a victory this weekend but despite Cardiff’s lack of points so far this season, and their propensity for conceding goals, we’re going to have to do the ugly stuff first and then let talent rise to the top.
Failure to match their effort isn’t an option as their run of fixtures so far have pitted them against (us included) five of the top seven.
Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen have already been ruled out by manager Mauricio Pochettino with injury, so it’s a chance for others to step up and impress as we look to put the last one behind us.