The five matches that could make or break Tottenham’s season

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Tottenham Hotspur still have plenty to play for with games against Manchester City, Everton, Manchester United, Southampton and Newcastle United vital.

Tottenham Hotspur looked on for a brilliant season only to see their hopes of cup success dashed in a matter of days.

First they were eliminated from the Europa League at the hands of Fiorentina and then they lost the Capital One Cup final to Chelsea. But they still have plenty to play for, with their squad capable of making a late dash for a top-four finish.

Here we take a look at five matches that could make or break Tottenham’s season:

Manchester United away – Sunday March 15

Tottenham have a lot of winnable home games over the next few months but their away fixtures are a much tougher proposition.

As things stand Spurs are four points outside the European places and six points below the top four but they do have one game in hand.

Tottenham’s away form will decide just how high they finish this season and a tough run starts when they visit Old Trafford later this month.

Newcastle United away – Sunday April 19

Newcastle United away is never an easy proposition but Tottenham will want revenge for the reverse fixture when the Magpies one 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

The FA Cup match was a different story, with Spurs winning 4-0 and another victory will aid them in their pursuit of a fine finish.

Southampton away – Saturday April 25

This match could be huge with both sides likely to be fighting for the same thing.

The Saints have been brilliant under Ronald Koeman but their former manager Mauricio Pochettino will want to leave his old stomping ground with all three points.

If Tottenham win what could be a bona fide six-pointer, they could still climb further up the table.

Manchester City at home – Saturday May 2

The only home match on the list is the only one Tottenham seem unlikely to win, at least on paper.

While things have not gone Pochettino’s way in recent weeks he could make an emphatic statement if his side claims three points against the reigning champions.

Just as Tottenham did against Chelsea earlier in the campaign, do not be surprised if they go all out for a victory that could significantly impact both clubs.

Everton away – Sunday May 24

If Tottenham are still in the race for a place in either the Champions League or the Europa League next season, it will all come down to this match on the last day of the season.

Everton have had a disappointing campaign and Tottenham will want to ensure that continues by taking three points off Roberto Martinez’s men.

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