This year could be the year Tottenham return to the Champions League.
Spurs fans have no doubt been saying it for years now, but with all the offseason moves that the North London club have made this summer, the 2013-14 season seems like their best chance in recent history to turn their European dream into a reality. However, signing new players doesn't necessarily equate to instant success, with a lot of hard work ahead for Spurs.
To finish in the top four, firstly, Tottenham are going to need to finish above Arsenal. The two Manchester clubs and Chelsea seem incredibly unlikely to finish outside of the Champions League spots—meaning that the race could again come down to the two North London clubs, just like it did in the 2012-13 season.
Finishing above Arsenal isn't exactly an easy task for Tottenham.
18 years have passed since North London was painted white, per se. At the time, Arsene Wenger was just another manager. Andre Villas-Boas was still a teenager.
Yet this could be the year where it all changes.
Read on to see six ways that Tottenham can ensure that they not only finish above their London rivals but also confirm a 2014-15 UEFA Champions League berth.