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Olivier Giroud vs Jermain Defoe - A Statistical Comparison

Olivier Giroud vs Jermain Defoe - A Statistical Comparison

The Arsenal summer signing had a slow start to his career in the Premier League, with the Frenchman failing to impress the Gooners, who saw their captain Robin van Persie leave the club in the summer. But, in the other half of north London, Jermain Defoe has found it hard to not find the net, with the Englishman scoring nine goals, over twice as much as Giroud's 4, partly because the former Montpellier striker has played 300 less minutes than …
Jermain Defoe - Has he progressed under AVB? | Stats Analysis

Jermain Defoe - Has he progressed under AVB? | Stats Analysis

Jermain Defoe has silenced his critics since the start of the season, with the striker firing nine goals into the net, keeping him near the top of the Golden Boot leader-board. But despite playing regular football under Andre Villas-Boas, has the Englishman actually improved his form under the Portuguese manager? Comparing last season to his season so far, I will question if Defoe has actually improved under AVB, or if his continuous game time has created a false facade of …
An Analysis of AVB's Time at Tottenham so far

An Analysis of AVB's Time at Tottenham so far

Tottenham qualified for the next round of the Europa League after finishing second in their group, remaining undefeated in the competition so far. The side have also continued to build upon this momentum, cementing three consecutive Premier League victories to climb to fourth in the table. But after losses to Manchester City, Arsenal, Wigan, Chelsea and the failure to beat Norwich in the Capital One Cup, how well is Villas-Boas doing at the North London club? The 1-0 home defeat …
Mousa Dembele: How have Tottenham changed him from his Fulham days?

Mousa Dembele: How have Tottenham changed him from his Fulham days?

Mousa Dembele was Tottenham's biggest signing in the summer, bringing in the Belgium international from London rivals Fulham. With the North London club activating his release clause of £15 million, the midfielder has been considered as one of the most successful signings of the summer. Despite the midfielder picking up a hip injury on international duty, which saw him sidelined for over a month, his return on Wednesday evening against Liverpool help to re-boost spirits at White Hart Lane. Since …
Is Clint Dempsey worthy of being the next Van der Vaart?

Is Clint Dempsey worthy of being the next Van der Vaart?

The Tottenham summer signing has struggled to make an impact since joining the North London club, despite accumulating two goals and an assist in 640 minutes played for Spurs. Whilst the 29-year-old blew people away with his impressive finishing ability whilst at Craven Cottage, the Tottenham fans have been left thinking, "Is this really our replacement of Rafael Van der Vaart?" Of course the two differ immensely in quality, with Van der Vaart playing for Real Madrid in the Champions …
Steven Caulker: A leading defender for the future?

Steven Caulker: A leading defender for the future?

The 20-year-old Englishman has been one of many beneficiary's under new boss Andre Villas-Boas' reign as Tottenham boss. Since leaving his loan spell at Swansea last season, the Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate has been a starting defender in Villas-Boas' side, scoring two goals in the process and also being the recipient of an England call-up. The defender has had to fill huge boots, with the absences of Ledley King and Younes Kaboul being incredibly tough on Tottenham's defence, which has …
Why Tom Huddlestone is 3rd choice in AVB's line-up | Stats Comparison

Why Tom Huddlestone is 3rd choice in AVB's line-up | Stats Comparison

Tom Huddlestone is set to spend a large amount of the season on the sidelines as Scott Parker, Moussa Dembele and Sandro all continue their rehabilitation processes on following a range of different injuries. The Englishman has been used by Andre Villas-Boas as a holding midfielder in the past three games in place for the injured Dembele, who is set to return for the game against Arsenal on the 17th of November. However, there may still be concern for Tottenham …
The Dembele effect: Why Tottenham are missing Moussa | Stats Analysis

The Dembele effect: Why Tottenham are missing Moussa | Stats Analysis

A strong attacking start from Andre Villas-Boas' squad has disguised the defensive flaws in the 35-year-old's methods at Tottenham, where his patient and gradual style has led to a relaxed approach from the team, most notably at the cost of conceding late goals. Whilst it could be said that this is down to his 4-2-3-1 formation, the clear missing piece of the puzzle has been identified as the former Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele. The Belgium international moved to Tottenham in the summer window …