Spurs Set to Challenge United and Chelsea for Premier League Crown

Daniel GoochAnalyst IJuly 27, 2010

After a good summer of World Cup football in South Africa, and the abysmal performance of the England team, our attention has been drawn back to the new Premier League season.

Will one of the top three win the league this time?

Has Manchester City's spending spree help the chances of winning silverware this season?

Where will Liverpool finish? 

Will high flyers Tottenham rise to the challenge?

It was only a few months ago that Spurs stepped up to the challenge and made their way into a priceless Champions League place.

But now with all City's mega-spending spree, and the other top teams strengthening their team, people seem to have forgotten about the other London team—Tottenham. 

Harry Redknapp has got high expectations for his team this season. When asked at a press conference in New York what the aim was for the season, he said, "We wanna win the Championship."

His comments may not have been said just to make the fans happy. 

This season they are boasting a very strong squad and have in excess of two players for each position.

There may more clean sheets for Spurs this season as they have two world class centre halves in Ledley King and Michael Dawson. It'll be hard for strikers to punch there way through the heart of their defense.

They also have top class wingers. Gareth Bale blossomed last season and looks to improve even more this season. There are not many better midfielders in the league than Croatian maestro Luka Modric.

Spurs also have a number of young gems in the team, anyone of which could explode onto the scene this season. Giovani Dos Santos and Adel Taarabt have all the physical and technical tools to be World Class players. 

Redknapp and the team are not to shy when it comes to the transfer market. A couple of new signings may boost the players and the fans.

An advantage to the team is their continuity. Unlike teams like Manchester City, the vast majority of the squad has been at the club for years and all—besides Sandro—have a wealth of Premier League experience.

This will reflect both on and off the pitch.

Im not saying Tottenham will win League this year, but you may write them off at your peril.

It's been 50 years since the Cockerel crowed at White heart lane. Is 2011 their year?