Which English Side has it Worse?
With the release of the Champions League Round of 16 draw, deciding which Premier league side has it tougher between Chelsea and Tottenham is like playing the old schoolyard game of “Would You Rather.” To say that both English sides have their work cut out for them is an understatement.
Chelsea’s War Campaign
For Antonio Conte side, the Blues have an abusive three weeks between February and March. Their grueling schedule begins with hosting Barcelona, then playing Man United and City back to back in away fixtures. Before finishing it up with an away trip to Barcelona to conclude the second leg.
Chelsea’s Fixture List
UCL 20-02-2018 Barcelona (Home)
EPL 24-02-2018 Manchester United (Away)
EPL 03-03-2018 Manchester City (Away)
EPL 10-03-2018 Crystal Palace (Home)
UCL 14-03-2018 Barcelona (Away)
Tottenham’s Battle for Top 4
The task that lays ahead of Spurs offers nothing easy for Pochettino’s men. But within their difficult fixture list, they will get another crack at Arsenal, but they will be facing them on the back of playing both Man United and Liverpool. Then after Spur’s derby match against Arsenal, they will only get 2 days rest before heading to Italy to face Juventus.
Tottenham’s Fixture List
EPL 31-01-2018 Manchester United (Home)
EPL 03-02-2018 Liverpool (Away)
EPL 10-02-2018 Arsenal (Home)
UCL 13-02-2018 Juventus (Away)