Tottenham told their Conference League fate amid hopes of Rennes replay


Tottenham told their Conference League fate amid hopes of Rennes replay

Tottenham hit by COVID-19 outbreak

Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday evening was made all the more impressive when you realise that Antonio Conte’s side had not played for two weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak at their training ground.

Spurs have seen three games called off in that time, two in the Premier League against Brighton and Leicester City, as well as their Europa Conference League tie with Stade Rennes.

And it is the European tie that could come back to bite them.

Tottenham out of the Europa Conference League

And now, UEFA have issued their ruling, and it doesn’t spell good news for Antonio Conte and co. Football’s European governing body have taken the view that Tottenham failed to fulfil their fixtures with their opponents, albeit thanks to a COVID-19 outbreak, and therefore forefeited the match 3-0.

It is a result that knocks the Lilywhites out of the competition, having lost embarrassingly to NS Mura in the fifth round, and leaving their hopes of qualifying resting on this game.

This has since been confirmed by the reliable BBC’s Simon Stone.

Now with arguably the best opportunity for silverware down the drain, Spurs will have to turn their attentions to the domestic cups, starting with their Carabao quarter-final against West Ham in midweek, while they were also drawn against lowly Morecambe in the third round of the FA Cup, a competition that they will also be looking to go deep into.

While a bitter blow, it may prove one that helps Conte’s small squad in the long run, and allows them to focus on the Premier League, even if it represented the best chance of silverware in years.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 17 31 41
2 Liverpool FC 17 35 40
3 Chelsea FC 17 27 37
4 Arsenal FC 18 4 32
5 West Ham United 17 7 28
6 Manchester United 16 2 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 14 -1 25
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 -1 24
9 Leicester City 16 0 22
10 Aston Villa 17 -2 22
11 Crystal Palace 17 0 20
12 Brentford FC 16 -1 20
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -3 20
14 Everton FC 17 -8 19
15 Southampton FC 17 -10 17
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 16 -10 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 17 -19 10
20 Norwich City 17 -26 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 7
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 5



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