Spurs Under 18’s versus Southampton: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side return to playing Premier League South football, when they host Southampton at Hotspur Way, on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:30am). Last season Spurs beat Southampton 7-0 at home, and then 3-0 away from home at Southampton’s training ground. Southampton have been in good form so far this season, and they currently occupy second place in the league, having picked up 19 points from nine games. Spurs are seven points and seven places behind Southampton, in ninth place. However, Spurs have played one game less than Southampton, going into Saturday’s match. Spurs have a very good record against Southampton at this level in recent years, but this will be another good challenge for Spurs, to play against a team who have scored a lot of goals already this season, and who are also in good form. Spurs will face (at home) Ipswich Town in the third round of this seasons FA Youth Cup, after Ipswich beat Aldershot 4-1 on Thursday, in a second round tie. This will be another difficult game for Spurs. However, I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game against Southampton on Saturday, and my report will be out on Saturday evening.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Chaplin, Andiyapan, Cassanova (c), Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley, Torraj, Williams.

Subs from: Gunter, Abbott, Haysman, Bloxham, Owen.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 3-0.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Kami Doyle. The Southampton player has scored seven goals and provided two assists from from five Premier League South appearances this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Brighton & Hove Albion: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side host Brighton & Hove Albion at Hotspur Way on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:30am), in a Premier League South game. Spurs’ Under 18 side won 2-1 away to Aston Villa in their most recent away game, and they face a Brighton side tomorrow who have picked up 13 points from eight league games this season, and who occupy seventh place in the Premier League South. Last season Spurs recorded a 2-1 win and a 1-1 draw with Brighton in the league. Always a difficult team to play at this level, Brighton are a talented team who like us, play good football. This should be an interesting game of football, and I will be in Enfield reporting on tomorrow’s game. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Chaplin, Andiyapan, Cassanova, Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley, Torraj, Williams.

Subs from: Gunter, Willhoft-King, Abbott, Haysman, Bloxham.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Zak Emmerson (17). The former Oldham Athletic player, who made two senior league appearances for the Lancashire based club, is an England Under 18 international. The forward has scored an impressive nine league goals and provided two assists from eight league games for Brighton’s Under 18 side so far this season.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Brighton & Hove Albion: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 23 side will travel down to the South Coast to face Brighton & Hove Albion, on Friday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm, at Brighton’s AMEX Elite Football Performance Centre). Wayne Burnett’s side managed to win 1-0 against Manchester United in their last Premier League 2 game, thanks to a late winner from Dilan Markanday. Brighton have started the season well, like Spurs, and they have been particularly strong at home, picking up 13 points from five league games this season. Brighton haven’t actually lost a home game in the Premier League 2 since February, when they lost to Manchester City. Brighton have also only conceded 13 league goals this season. This will be a tough game for Spurs, and with players such as centre-forward and Switzerland youth international Lorent Tolaj, forward and Republic of Ireland Under 21 international Evan Ferguson and Andrew Moran, Brighton will be a difficult team to win against later today. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match. However, unfortunately I will be unable to report on today’s game, as I have not been given permission to do so by the home club.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Cesay, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Lavinier, Lyons-Foster, White (c), Clarke, John, Markanday, Scarlett.

Subs from: Kurylowicz, Muir, Michael Craig, Mundle, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 5-1.

My score prediction: 1-1.

My one to watch: Lorent Tolaj (20). A Switzerland youth international, centre-forward Lorent Tolaj is a strong but technically gifted player, who really impressed me when I saw him play against Spurs’ Under 18 side a couple of seasons ago. Tolaj has scored three goals from ten Premier League 2 appearances this season, and has also provided one assist.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Manchester United: (match preview)

Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Under 23 side welcome Manchester United to Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium on Saturday (the game starts at 12:00pm). Having beaten Manchester City 3-1 last Saturday, Spurs take on a Manchester United side that lost 6-0 to West Ham United in their last league game. Both on 14 points in the Premier League 2 so far this season (Spurs are ahead on goal difference), last season Wayne Burnett’s side lost 4-2 away to Manchester United, before beating them 3-0 at Hotspur Way later on in the season. Always a difficult team to face at any level, Manchester United have a team of very good players. Forwards Anthony Elanga and Joe Hugill however, are two players who could cause Spurs problems tomorrow. Spurs lost 3-2 to League One side Oxford United in the week in the Papa John’s Trophy, in what was their final group game. Jack Clarke had a very good game in that one, and also Dane Scarlett made an appearance for the Spurs Development side, meaning that he could possibly start against Manchester United on Saturday. I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for tomorrow’s game. My match report will be out on Sunday.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Matthew Craig, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster, White (c), Clarke, John, Markanday, Scarlett. 

Subs from: Oluwayemi, Paskotši, Lavinier, Michael Craig, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 3-0.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Anthony Elanga. A player who has already played for Manchester United’s first team in competitive competition, forward Anthony Elanga has scored four goals and registered one assist from four Premier League 2 games this season. Elanga impressed in the away meeting with Manchester United last season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Aston Villa: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side travel to the Midlands on Saturday to face Aston Villa at their training ground. The game which starts at 12:00pm, is a game which will see Spurs play against the current FA Youth Cup winners, in Aston Villa. Drawing 1-1 and losing 2-0 in competitive meetings with Aston Villa at this level last season, tomorrow’s home side have picked up seven points from seven league games so far this season, and are one point above Spurs in the league. Spurs’ Head Coach Stuart Lewis should be able to welcome back England Under 17 internationals Rio Kyerematen and Jamie Donley back to the Under 18 side for Saturday’s match, after both were recently away with England on international duty. Tomorrow’s game will be another tough one for Spurs, especially as Aston Villa are unbeaten at home in the league this season. I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, McKnight, Dorrington, Andiyapan, Linton, Cassanova (c), Haysman, Kyerematen, Donley, Owen, Williams.

Subs from: Gunter, Bryan-Waugh, Abbott, Bloxham, Amo-Ameyaw.

Injured/unavailable: Roshaun Mathurin.

Doubtful: Jordan Hackett.

Previous meeting: 1-1

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Dewain Sewell. The Aston Villa player has been involved in nine goals (six goals and three assists) from six league appearances so far this season.

Spurs Under 23’s versus West Ham United: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 23 side return to Premier League 2 action on Monday evening at The Lamex Stadium (the game starts at 19:00pm), when they face West Ham United. Wayne Burnett’s side narrowly lost 4-3 to Crystal Palace in their last league game, just before the international break. Last season Spurs did the double over West Ham in the league, winning 3-0 in the home game, and 2-1 in the away fixture. The East London club have picked up 13 points from seven league matches so far this season, and they currently occupy fifth place in the league, and are two places above Spurs. Always a difficult fixture, Spurs, however, have only lost one of their last five competitive meetings with West Ham at this level. A talented side, West Ham have won their last three competitive matches at this level, and with players such as Amadou Diallo, Harrison Ashby and Jamal Baptiste, this will be another tough game for Spurs, before they travel up to Manchester to face Manchester City next Saturday. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game. I will be reporting on the game today.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Matthew Craig, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster (c), White, Clarke, John, Devine, Markanday.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Paskotši, Michael Craig, Pedder, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: Romaine Mundle.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Defender and Scotland Under 21 international Harrison Ashby. The 19 year old has already been involved in five goals from seven league appearance this season, two goals and three assists.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Stoke City: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will play their second group game of this seasons Under 18 Premier League Cup, when they face Stoke City at Hotspur Way on Saturday afternoon (the game starts at 13:30pm). Not a side that Spurs would usually face at this level, Stoke City are currently bottom of the Under 18 Premier League North, having picked up four points from their opening six league games of this season. This is a game which Spurs will need to win to stand any chance of progressing to the knockout stages of the competition, after losing their opening group game to Leeds United. Spurs’ last competitive meeting with Stoke City actually came in this competition back in 2019. On that day Spurs won 3-2. This will be an interesting game, and I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for it. My match report will be published on Sunday.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, McKnight, Bryan-Waugh, Chaplin, Andiyapan, Cassanova (c), Haysman, Torraj, Bloxham, Owen, Williams.

Subs from: Krasniqi, Linton, Abbott, Heaps, Amo.

Injured/unavailable: Roshaun Mathurin.

Doubtful: Jordan Hackett.

Previous meeting: Spurs 3-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Emre Tezgel (16). The centre-forward has scored seven league goals from just five appearances so far this season.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Crystal Palace: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 23 side beat Derby County 3-1 on Monday night, and they have another game on Friday against Crystal Palace, at their training ground (the game starts at 13:00pm). Wayne Burnett’s side face a Crystal Palace team who have picked up six points from their opening six league games of the season. A talented side, players such as former Spurs Academy player Jack Roles, Jesuran Rak-Sakyi and David Omilabu, means that this will be another tough test for Spurs. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Cesay, Omole, Lavinier, White (c), John, Santiago, Devine, Clarke, Markanday.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Matthew Craig, Paskotši, Michael Craig, Pedder.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: Romaine Mundle.

Previous meeting: N/A.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Jack Roles. The 22 year old former Cyprus youth international was at Spurs as an Academy player for many years, and his movement off the ball and ability to score all different types of goals means that he could cause Spurs problems today.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Derby County: (match preview)

Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Development side narrowly lost 1-0 to Cambridge United on Tuesday night in the Papa John’s Trophy, but they’ll be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Derby County in the Premier League 2 on Monday, at the Lamex Stadium (the game starts at 19:00pm). Derby County have picked up three points from their opening four league matches of the new Premier League 2 season, and they are currently bottom of Division One. However, Derby did the double over Spurs’ Under 23 side in the league last season, beating us 2-1 and 1-0. Derby are a good side, and they actually won their first league game of the new season in their last fixture, beating West Ham United 3-1 at home. With players like Republic of Ireland youth international Louie Watson and Kornell McDonald potentially playing tonight, this will be another tough test for Spurs. However, Wayne Burnett’s side have started the season well and a win tonight wouldn’t leave them too far away at all from the top of the league. I will be at the Lamex Stadium today, and my match report will be out tomorrow. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Matthew Craig, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster (c), White, Clarke, John, Devine, Markanday.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Muir, Michael Craig, Pedder, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: Romaine Mundle.

Previous meeting: Spurs 0-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Louie Watson (20). The attacking-midfielder is a player who is always looking to make a forward pass, is skilful on the ball and also works hard off it. Watson has already made two appearances for Derby in the Championship this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus West Ham United: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side return to league action this Saturday when they host West Ham United at Hotspur Way (the game starts at 11:00am). Head coach Stuart Lewis saw his side win their first competitive match of the new season in their last league match, which was against Reading, earlier this month. Spurs most recently lost 3-1 to Leeds United in the Premier League Cup, last Saturday. Last season Spurs won their opening match against West Ham 4-1, before then recording a 1-1 draw at Hotspur Way later in the season. West Ham have picked up six points from their opening four league games of this season, while Spurs have picked up three points from their opening four league games. Always a tough game, Spurs versus West Ham at this level has been a memorable fixture in recent years. Spurs will be hoping to record their second competitive win of the season tomorrow, but with players like Sonny Perkins (West Ham’s top scorer at this level this season), Michael Forbes and Gideon Kadua, it will be a tough game. I shall be reporting on tomorrow’s game, and my match report will be out late tomorrow. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, Torraj, Dorrington, Andiyapan, Linton, Cassanova (c), Haysman, Bloxham, Donley, Owen, Williams. 

Subs from: Krasniqi, McKnight, Chaplin, Kyerematen, Heaps.

Injured/unavailable: Roshaun Mathurin.

Doubtful: Jordan Hackett.

Previous meeting: 1-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Sonny Perkins. West Ham’s top scorer in the league this season – Sonny Perkins has been involved in five goals from four appearances (four goals and one assist).