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Spurs vs Sunderland | Opta Stats Preview

Spurs vs Sunderland | Opta Stats Preview

With a massive clash against Chelsea on the horizon, Spurs will hope to find their best form against the Mackems. Sunderland stopped the rot against Blackburn and will hope to continue their recovery at White Hart Lane. Both these teams could easily have been on the opposite side of their results last weekend. Spurs battered Stoke and were unfortunate to not take all three points home, ending up with none. Sunderland trailed early against Blackburn, but Rovers’ reluctance to attack …
Spurs Visit Britannia | Opta Stats Preview

Spurs Visit Britannia | Opta Stats Preview

Spurs face a tricky match on Sunday as they try to extend their record run of six consecutive wins in the Premier League. Stoke are also in good form, two wins from two and are bolstered by the return of Rory Delap and Jermaine Pennant. Spurs’ excellent form is no secret but they will be tested by an improving Stoke City. Lambasted upon their return to the top flight for their physical style, Stoke have gradually become a more sophisticated …
Spurs vs Bolton | Can Spurs keep the run going?

Spurs vs Bolton | Can Spurs keep the run going?

Spurs welcome Bolton Wanderers to White Hart Lane for their first traditional kick off of the season. At three o’clock on Saturday afternoon, third placed Tottenham meet relegation candidates Bolton, in a clash of sides with massively divergent aspirations. Spurs have their eyes on Champions League football, and maybe more, while Bolton are firmly focused on breaking the forty point barrier and guaranteeing Premier League survival for another year. At West Brom last weekend, Spurs created 18 goalscoring chances and …
Spurs trip to West Brom | A Preview

Spurs trip to West Brom | A Preview

Spurs travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday in an attempt to post a fifth consecutive win. Spurs could move to within two points of second placed Manchester United with victory. Spurs are unlikely to post an unchanged lineup for a fourth consecutive match with injury doubts over Van der Vaart and Defoe. A great run of form for Spurs has seen them rise to third place in the Premier League. That run will be tested with a difficult trip to …
Spurs vs Villa | Statistical Preview

Spurs vs Villa | Statistical Preview

Two of English football’s most storied clubs meet at White Hart Lane on Monday night. Between them, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur have 9 First Division title, 15 FA Cups and 8 European trophies. Spurs could go third with a two goal win while Aston Villa will be within striking distance of the top six if they can upset Tottenham. Spurs have had the best of recent matches between the two. They are unbeaten since 2008 and won both matches …
Spurs' Trip to Fulham Previewed

Spurs' Trip to Fulham Previewed

Martin Jol is still a favourite among Spurs fans but on Sunday afternoon, that affection will be put on hold when Spurs travel to Craven Cottage in search of a seventh win in eight Premier League matches. If Spurs can claim the points against Fulham, they will enter the international break with 22 points from their first ten games. Already more than one third of the points they collected in the entire last season. Faint whispers of a top three …
Spurs vs QPR | Match Preview

Spurs vs QPR | Match Preview

In Spurs’ first home game since the derby victory, they welcome another London rival, Queens Park Rangers. Tottenham will hope to continue a rich recent run of form which has seen them unbeaten since August. Five wins and one draw in their last six has Spurs sitting in fifth place, still with a game in hand. QPR’s form is less consistent. A scratchy win against Chelsea last start has released the pressure on manager Neil Warnock. Spurs will be optimistic …
Jake Livermore | Emerging Spurs star?

Jake Livermore | Emerging Spurs star?

It has been more than a decade since Spurs’ academy last produced a player of note. Much has been made of the current crop of youngsters coming through the ranks at White Hart Lane though, and central midfielder Jake Livermore sits at the top of that class. [caption id="attachment_5342" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Jake Livermore"][/caption] After making his first Premier League start at Old Trafford, young Livermore has since made five appearances - four coming from the bench. His second career start …
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