Guardian writers’ predicted place third (NB: this isn’t essentially David Hytner’s prediction however the common of our writers’ suggestions)
Last season’s place 4th
Odds to win the league (through Oddschecker) 12-1
Daniel Levy has damaged the behavior of a lifetime and, within the course of, helped to ship optimism among the many Tottenham assist by means of the roof. The chairman usually likes to attend throughout the switch window, hoping for bargains, however he moved early this summer season, getting the majority of the incoming enterprise accomplished by the center of July. One individual was notably delighted by that and, if Antonio Conte is completely happy, so is everybody else. The supervisor had wished to hit the bottom working throughout his first pre-season on the membership, to construct on the momentum generated by the surge to a Champions League end final May and, with a bunch of recent signings bedded in, there may be the sensation of readability and cohesion.
The earlier summer season appears a world away. That was when Nuno Espírito Santo was appointed because the supervisor – after a 72-day search, to an underwhelming response – and Harry Kane wished to go away. Conte has reworked every part since taking on from Nuno final November, forcing his will on Levy and the remainder of the membership. Another recreation changer has been the £150m capital enhance that Levy oversaw from the bulk shareholder, Enic, on the finish of final season.
The squad has high quality – headlined by Kane and Son Heung-min – and spectacular depth. Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea supervisor, believes Spurs have “possibly the strongest group they’ve ever constructed”, and he may discover his membership’s third-place spot from final season underneath menace. What could be even higher for Spurs could be to win a trophy; they’ve claimed just one throughout Levy’s 21-year stewardship.