Tough opening Premier League fixtures for Spurs with away form vital

Tottenham's Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Vincent Janssen celebrate after the game

Tottenham have been handed a tough opening to the 2017/18 Premier League season.

Tottenham's Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Vincent Janssen celebrate after the gameTottenham's Dele Alli, Danny Rose and Vincent Janssen celebrate after the game

The 2017/18 Premier League fixtures have been released, giving the first indication of how teams might get on in the upcoming season.

After previous struggles at Wembley, Tottenham Hotspur fans will be eagerly looking to see who they will be hosting at the national stadium during the upcoming campaign.

General view outside Wembley stadium before the matchGeneral view outside Wembley stadium before the match

Spurs are playing their home matches at the venue for the next 12 months as the new White Hart Lane gets built and it doesn't get much harder in terms of an opening game, with reigning champions Chelsea the visitors.

This is Tottenham's second outing of the new term, with another potentially tricky fixture in newly promoted Newcastle United away their first match.

Across the rest of August and September they have possibly difficult away trips to Everton (September 9), West Ham United (September 23) and Huddersfield Town (September 30) - with the Hammers having their own home troubles in 2016/17 after they moved to the London Stadium.

General view inside the London StadiumGeneral view inside the London Stadium

After the Blues, it is unknown when Spurs' next game at Wembley will be with Burnley, scheduled for August 26, having to be rearranged because of the Rugby League Challenge Cup final at the venue on the same date.

Following that their next scheduled home clash is with Swansea City on September 19, so it means that the North Londoners' away form could be vital if they are to emulate early success from the last two seasons.

Tottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Swansea City's Alfie Mawson and Jack CorkTottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Swansea City's Alfie Mawson and Jack Cork

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