How Toby Alderweireld's absence is affecting Tottenham

How Toby Alderweireld's absence is affecting Tottenham

Tottenham were hit with a blow earlier this month as it was confirmed centre-back Toby Alderweireld had suffered a bad hamstring injury. The Times reported that he could be out until the New Year, which leaves Mauricio Pochettino with a problem in two positions. The Belgian international is regarded by many as the best defender in the Premier League and any team would struggle to replace a player of his quality. During the last two matches, the Spurs boss has …
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will be full of confidence after their historic mid-week win over Real Madrid in the Champions League and they will want to build further momentum with a win over Crystal Palace. Although the Eagles are at the bottom of the Premier League, they are starting to show improvement under Roy Hodgson after taking four points from the last three matches. In the two meetings between the clubs last season, Spurs took maximum points, but it wasn't easy for them …
Previewing Tottenham's Upcoming 2017/18 Season

Previewing Tottenham's Upcoming 2017/18 Season

Tottenham have been excellent for the last two seasons and have been extremely unlucky not to have a trophy to show for their efforts. Mauricio Pochettino has done a tremendous job in North London and showed that he can manage at the highest level, but like the team, he needs to lift a trophy to cement his reputation as a world class manager. During the 2015/16 season, Spurs finished 3rd and they went one better during the last campaign. If …
Should Tottenham target an FA Cup win?

Should Tottenham target an FA Cup win?

The FA Cup this season hasn't been given respect by all Premier League managers, but teams are now only one match away from the quarter-final stage and surely some clubs will be looking at the competition as an opportunity to win silverware. One club that would welcome a trophy is Tottenham Hotspur, who haven't won anything since 2008. Mauricio Pochettino is building a good team at White Hart Lane and they are beginning to establish themselves in the top four of …
Versatile Tottenham: the Best Defensive Unit in the Premier League

Versatile Tottenham: the Best Defensive Unit in the Premier League

Tottenham's versatility in defence has made them the most formidable unit in the Premier League and they will prove that in Jan Vertonghen's absence over the next two months. Spurs dealt with Toby Alderweireld's injury earlier this season and history suggests they will be able to cope with Vertonghen's too. Granted, the team will be weaker without the presence of the centre-back - like any team in the Premier League would be - but Tottenham have enough options to cope …
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 …
Manchester United v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur has always been one of the most entertaining games in the league, more so in the last five years when the two sides have been trading blows, at Old Trafford. United will come off the back of a tough 2-0 win in Odessa, Europa League progress and a six-hour journey from Manchester. Their form away from the Premier League has been fantastic with a place in the League Cup semi-final ensured followed by the group stage success …
Where is Vincent Janssen going wrong at Tottenham?

Where is Vincent Janssen going wrong at Tottenham?

The unpredictability of the Premier League is one of the best things about it. Especially when you consider that the only unbeaten team in the league isn't in the top four. Tottenham Hotspur, who recently picked up an impressive 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham are the only side in the league not to have lost a single game, but sit at the fifth position, five points clear of sixth placed Manchester United. While Spurs have drawn the most …
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