A lot has been written about Tottenham over the last few weeks, mostly it has been about the form of striker Harry Kane. He’s so far managed to score 6 goals in 7 Premier League outings for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. The 6 goals have all come over the course of the last 4 games, with braces against Huddersfield, West Ham and Everton. The Swansea fixture is the sort of the odd one out and that’s telling, as this fixture was played at Spurs’ temporary home ground, Wembley.
In actual fact, Kane hasn’t scored there in the Premier League this season and Tottenham are still yet to win there too this campaign. Many people prior to the start of the Premier League season were concerned about how Tottenham would fair in their temporary home, especially after a poor Champions League campaign their last season. With them currently sat in 3rd and only 5 points adrift of the two Manchester clubs who occupy 1st and 2nd, if they could kick-start their home form, they could once again play a part in the title race.
To say there is a hoodoo or a curse is probably a bit silly, especially after they comfortably dispatched Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. They won that game 3-1 with a goal from Heung-Min Son and a trademark Kane brace. Dortmund are unbeaten domestically so far this season, winning 6 from 7, conceding only 2 goals. Spurs outclassed them on the night and showed they can win at Wembley so surely they will grab their first Premier League home win of the campaign pretty soon?
So far, Spurs have played 3 home fixtures. They lost to Chelsea 2-1, drew with Burnley after Chris Wood equalised for Sean Dyche’s men in the 92nd minute and they drew with Swansea too. The last two home fixtures, there’s no denying that Tottenham should have taken all 3 points, from both games. So Spurs head into this International break yet to record a home win in the league, but they have won their last 2 games and Harry Kane bagged a brace in both.
When the Premier League roars back into action, Spurs have a real chance to put this Wembley hoodoo behind them as they have back to back home games. First up is Bournemouth who are 19th in the table, with only 4 points on the board. They’ve lost all 3 of their away games so far, scoring only once. Then come Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who have won only 1 of their 4 away games so far this season. It is expected that Spurs will put an end to the Wembley ‘curse’; and this is borne out by bookmakers like Sportingbet.com who have Harry Kane and company favourites to win both games at home.
It’s a great opportunity for Spurs to aim for maximum points and to show there is no curse and that they mean business once again this season. After all, if they start winning at home and Harry Kane keeps scoring the goals, they could be challenging for the title once again.