Are Tottenham serious challengers for the league title?

Are Tottenham serious challengers for the league title?

Tottenham have gone under the radar this season, after a poor October and November saw them lose ground in the league and get knocked out of the Champions League. This came as a surprise as many individuals under-performed and their 4-2-3-1 formation that had been successful began to falter. Their main problem was in attack, as they went through a period of scoring just four times in seven matches across all competitions after the side's victory over Manchester City. Although …
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham Preview | Team News & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham Preview | Team News & Key Men

Premier League football is back at White Hart Lane and it will see the Spurs take on another fierce London rival West Ham United in Matchweek 12. Tottenham Hotspur have had a good solid start, if anything, to their campaign. They are the only side yet to be beaten in the league and in 11 games they have accrued 21 points with 5 wins and 6 draws sitting fifth in the table, three points off fourth placed Arsenal. Whichever way …
Tottenham's Missing Link: Kane or Alderweireld?

Tottenham's Missing Link: Kane or Alderweireld?

Tottenham have been plagued with a number of major injuries this season and Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld were perhaps the two most important players to suffer. The duo are both hugely influential to Mauricio Pochettino's side and their absence has certainly been felt. Spurs currently sit in 5th position in the Premier League, behind rivals Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. In their last seven games they have failed to pick up a victory, though their 1-1 draw against …
The Left-Back Comparison | Premier League's Most Influential Left Backs

The Left-Back Comparison | Premier League's Most Influential Left Backs

And Lord Carragher said unto Lord Neville at MNF, "I look at fullbacks and think, there's only two things for a fullback- you're either a failed winger or a failed centre-back. No one wants to grow up and become a Gary Neville." Wonder what Gareth Bale or Paolo Maldini have to say about that. The job of a modern day full-back is unbelievably demanding, which also coincides with the dearth of world class fullbacks. The fullbacks are responsible for providing …
Attacking quality or defensive disaster in the Premier League?

Attacking quality or defensive disaster in the Premier League?

The 2016-17 season is in full flow and already it's thrown up some astonishing results. Arsenal's 3-0 victory against Chelsea last weekend was unpredictable, whilst Liverpool's impressive start to the campaign continued with an emphatic 5-1 hammering of Hull City. Even Manchester United fans wouldn't have expected to beat the defending champions 4-1 and it was the eleventh time this season a Premier League team scored four or more goals past an opponent. The opening weekend alone saw 28 goals …
Why Eriksen's new contract is great news for Spurs

Why Eriksen's new contract is great news for Spurs

After much negotiating, Tottenham player Christian Eriksen has finally signed a new four-year contract at the club. The Denmark international is understood to have increased his base salary from £35,000 to £70,000 per week, which will make him one of the club's top earners. Although Eriksen still had two years left on his initial contract, him extending his contract will come as a relief to many. Eriksen has been in negotiations with Tottenham since March. While there hasn't been any particularly unprofessional …
The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

There are a number of good left backs, with many of them being English, in the Premier League. It is a position that can be ignored at times, but the likes of Leighton Baines can sometimes have a telling impact on a match. The full back used to be a player who operated purely for defensive reasons, but now they are expected to have a high work rate and be able to run up and down the pitch. They must …
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