Spurs seem to have quite a bit of money to spend this season, with apparently interested in Dirk Kuyt for in the region of £12m and possibly Jermaine Jenas for £13m. I can’t believe that Sir Alan Sugar was paid enough for The Apprentice that he can afford to compete with Roman Abramovich in the buying stakes. Still, Spurs are one place above Chelsea at the moment (okay, first game of the season, and only on goals scored so it won’t last).
With Defoe, Keane, Mido and one other good striker Spurs really look like they’re trying to break into the top few this season, though. There isn’t much room between Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal and that only leaves one other Champions League place which is going to be fiercely contested (with Liverpool probably being the main contender). It’s early days but Spurs must be hoping for a UEFA cup place this year after coming so close last season.