Tottenham vs Man United
Early in the new year, on January 13, Tottenham take on Manchester United in the Premier League.
Spurs have earmarked the Man United match to be the first game at their brand new stadium.
Tottenham had hoped to be playing all their home games in their new ground this season.
However the Lillywhites have been forced to play at Wembley amid delays in their new home relating to safety issues.
So will Tottenham’s stadium be ready for the Man United game in just over a month’s time?
The Times on Tuesday have their doubts.
Threat of more Spurs stadium delays
As the holiday season approaches, Tottenham are facing more delays before they can move into their new home.
In order to get the green light to make the move from Wembley, Spurs need to hold several events.
But the Lillywhites are running into scheduling problems. The Times report the following:
Tottenham Hotspur face a further delay to the opening of their new stadium because of difficulties staging test events over Christmas.
The club must hold several events to gain a safety certificate and are preparing to welcome 6,000 fans selected by ballot for a tour of the ground on Sunday but are struggling to fit in larger events in time to meet the preferred opening date of the Premier League game against Manchester United on January 13.
If Spurs don’t move before the Man United game, their next home match in the league is against Watford on January 30.
However that’s transfer deadline day. Would Daniel Levy really want to make the move then?
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Barcelona vs Tottenham
Will Tottenham be knocked out of the Champions League tonight in Barcelona?
Barcelona are already qualified, and the Catalans are expected to field a changed-up side against Spurs.
Luis Suarez has already been ruled out of the game.
But will Leo Messi feature for Barcelona?
Tottenham’s big concern is at right-back. Both Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier are injured, meaning Kyle Walker-Peters is likely to start in Spain.