Tottenham make an early return to Premier League action, with a trip to face reigning Premier League champions Manchester City this lunchtime.
The corresponding fixture last season saw City dish out a 6-0 hammering, the first of several big defeats against sides in the top four suffered by Spurs last season.
The result at the Etihad Stadium last term signalled the beginning of the end for Andre Villas-Boas, who ultimately paid the price for a succession of poor signings following the world record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
The likes of Etienne Capoue, Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela struggled to make any sort of impact last term as Tottenham finished sixth in the Premier League and ended up disposing of both AVB and Tim Sherwood.
Today’s visit to the Etihad will be a good indication of just how far new boss Mauricio Pochettino is in his rebuilding process, with the club still trying to recover from those players signed 14 month ago or so, that have since been labelled as panic buys – to put it nicely.
But are they the worst panic buys seen at White Hart Lane in recent years?
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