Why these three matches will shape Tottenham season
COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Tottenham have three games remaining in November and they could have huge repercussions on the remainder of their season.
Spurs host West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League before a Champions League group stage match away at Monaco.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side finish the month with a trip to Stamford Bridge against in-form Chelsea, who have won five consecutive league games without conceding.
Spurs went into the international break on a run of seven games without a win in all competitions and have struggled since the convincing 2-0 victory against Manchester City.
The north London club face Slaven Bilic’s West Ham in their next game and will look to end the torrid run, despite being the only undefeated side in the Premier League.
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The Hammers are currently just a point above the relegation places and 17th in the table, but their fans will be expectant for the clash of the two London clubs.
Spurs do have a great opportunity against a struggling West Ham side and will look to get their bid for a title push back on track.
They are currently fifth-placed in the table and are now five points behind league leaders Liverpool, which could be extended with another slip-up against West Ham.
A worst case scenario of defeats to West Ham and Chelsea in the league could see them fall 11 points adrift of the top of table and with a huge task to compete for the title.
Spurs face a European encounter in-between their league fixtures against Monaco and are in danger of crashing out of the Champions League.
French outfit Monaco completed a 2-1 away victory against Spurs in September and are in a commanding position to qualify for the competitions’ knockout rounds, with Bayer Leverkusen currently occupying second in the group.
Pochettino’s team are a further two points back in third and will be dropping into the Europa League as it stands, but could get their campaign back on track with an away victory against Monaco.
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