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Why are Tottenham playing two midweek games in the Premier League this week?

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Tottenham have arguably been the best team in the Premier League so far this season and they have a crucial week coming up.

Spurs can go back to the top of the table with a win this evening before then having the chance to move further clear on Friday. 

Spurs have a massive week ahead of them

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Spurs have a massive week ahead of themCredit: Getty

Ange Postecoglou’s side face a tough double-header but why have they been scheduled to play two league games in the same week? 

Why are Tottenham playing two midweek games? 

Tottenham are playing two midweek games in quick succession due to being picked for television broadcast. 

Spurs take on Fulham at home in the Premier League tonight, live on talkSPORT

The game was moved to a Monday to be shown live on Sky Sports with kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium scheduled for 8pm. 

They did not qualify for European competition last season, meaning they don’t have any extra midweek fixtures.

And this has turned into a luxury for Posteocoglou’s men who now have their midweeks free. 

Due to that, Spurs are able to play two top-flight games in a week while still having enough days rest between fixtures. 

After facing Fulham, they’ll travel to take on Crystal Palace which is exclusively live on talkSPORT on Friday night. 

Tottenham could be clear at the top of the table come Saturday

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Tottenham could be clear at the top of the table come SaturdayCredit: Getty

That game also kicks off at 8pm and was moved to be shown on Sky Sports due to other teams featuring in Europe having to play from 3pm on Saturday onwards. 

A win against Fulham would send Tottenham back to the top of the Premier League table, two points clear of Man City and Arsenal. 

This will leave them with the chance to move five points clear on Friday when they face Palace at Selhurst Park.

Of course, other teams will have the chance to catch up as they’d have a game in hand, but if they win both games, Spurs will hold a huge advantage.

Life under Big Ange is going perfectly for Tottenham at the moment and come the end of the week, fans could well be dreaming of a realistic title challenge. 

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