Tottenham Hotspur have been able to bounce back from the disappointment of losing four out of five Premier League games by winning the next two against Leeds United and Merseyside team Everton. The North Londoners turned to Italian manager Antonio Conte when NunoEspirito Santo was fired after a poor run of results in the league and he began his managerial reign at the club with an unbeaten league run which ended courtesy the 2-0 defeat at the hands of London rivals Chelsea. Conte was handed his first Premier League defeat as the Tottenham Hotspur manager by the Blues thanks to the second half goals from Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva.
The away defeat against Chelsea started the run of three successive league defeats for Tottenham Hotspur. Defeat in the Chelsea game was followed by home defeats to Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Saints scored twice in the space of two second half minutes through Che Adams and Mohammed Elyounoussi to secure a memorable 3-2 away win over Spurs. Son Heung-Min had earlier scored in the second half to give Spurs the lead for the second time after the first half strike from Southampton striker Armando Broja cancelled out the own goal from teammate Jan Bednarek for the opening goal of the game. The 2-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers made it three straight league defeats for Tottenham Hotspur with Raul Jimenez and Leander Dendoncker getting the goals for Wolves in the first half.
The poor run of three straight league losses was halted by the fantastic 3-2 away win over defending champions Manchester City only for the North Londoners to lose 1-0 at Burnley a few days later.
Since the defeat at Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur have won their last two matches in the league and they can make it three consecutive wins with an away victory over Manchester United when the two teams meet later this week. On their part, Manchester United will face Spurs on the back of a pre-match winless run. Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are fighting to qualify for the Champions League next season.