Firing Blanks | A look at Balotelli, Adebayor, Dzeko, Van Persie

Firing Blanks | A look at Balotelli, Adebayor, Dzeko, Van Persie

While this season has seen Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero put in prolific performances for their respective clubs, there are some high-profile names who are struggling to hit the back of the net. Most notably are the strikers based in Manchester such as Robin Van Persie and Edin Dzeko, whilst much as already been made of the form of Mario Balotelli and Emmanuel Adebayor, who are not hitting the heights they have previously reached and effecting their team’s results. Many …
Should Liverpool or Tottenham Target Bony?

Should Liverpool or Tottenham Target Bony?

Liverpool and Tottenham will both be in the market for a forward in January, or at least they should be. Both have struggled to score goals so far this season. Wilfried Bony has proven himself in the Premier League as a top quality forward, avoiding the second season syndrome after already finding the back of the net four times. In his debut campaign, he scored 16 league goals and in a mid table side, that is a great return. If …
Sunderland vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Sunderland vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

The Premier League is back after its international break and sees Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side travel to Wearside to face Sunderland. Both teams come into the game hoping to bounce back from defeats. The Black Cats will have the pressure on their shoulders having not won any of their first three games, whilst Tottenham will want to continue the momentum which saw them win both their opening fixtures. Sunderland were very busy during the summer, bringing in nine players, which …
Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Liverpool: Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Spurs looked to take revenge on Liverpool for their 5-0 and 4-0 routs last season, and this was the new look starting line up that Mauricio Pochettino went with, who had a fantastic run-out the week before against QPR: Rodgers had already found the recipe for defeating Pochettino by going with the diamond away from home against Southampton last season. In that game Coutinho through the middle hadn't worked, and Sterling was brought on at the tip of the diamond …
Who Will Pochettino Turn To? | Spurs Transfer Window Preview

Who Will Pochettino Turn To? | Spurs Transfer Window Preview

Mauricio Pochettino has been announced as Spurs' Head Coach on a five-year contract, but with their busy summer transfer window in 2013, and with a reported £50 million to spend on players this summer, who will technical director Franco Baldini and head coach Mauricio Pochettino target this summer? And who will they let go? Defensive options Spurs had an horrific season defensively, conceding 54 goals in total in the Premier League, with over 20 goals conceded against their top four …
Tottenham Hotspur Season Review | 13/14 stats compared to 12/13

Tottenham Hotspur Season Review | 13/14 stats compared to 12/13

The curse of Transition Hotspur reared its ugly head yet again at N17 in December 2013 when chairman Daniel Levy decided to sack Andre Villas-Boas after just 17 months into the job. While many fans were in two minds whether the Portuguese manager should be sacked, in their poor displays, their lack of goals and inability to put in a good performance against the bigger teams, really cost them. Villas-Boas managed just one win in his previous six home games …
Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Two out of the EPL’s top three in-form sides face each other on Sunday, as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Spurs will be looking for a remarkable “double” over United – something that hasn't happened since the 1989-1990 season – after their gritty 3-2 win back in September at Old Trafford. Sitting in 4th place and an overwhelming 15 points behind Sunday’s opponents, Manchester United, a title challenge is all but over for Spurs. But with …
Tottenham Hotspur 5 Sunderland 1 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Tottenham Hotspur 5 Sunderland 1 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Sunderland and Tottenahm came into this Monday night match with just two wins between them across both teams' last five league fixtures. The poor run of form left Sunderland bottom of the Premier League and Spurs sitting just outside a Europa League spot in seventh position, one point behind Manchester United. Tottenham still had an ever so slight chance of catching both Everton and Arsenal to grab a Champions League spot this season but needed this home match to go …
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