Norwich City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

Norwich City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

The in-form away team in the Premier League arrives at Carrow Road on Sunday, with Tim Sherwood hoping to get fifth away win since being appointed as Tottenham Hotspur manager in mid December. Team News Jonas Gutierrez, Ryan Bennett, Johnny Howson and Michael Turner look set to miss the game. Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches remain on the sidelines. Sandro and Younes Kaboul could be reintroduced to the Spurs side. Key Statistics Norwich City have kept a clean sheet in …
Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Spurs 0 Liverpool 5 | Spurs Midfield Vs Liverpool Midfield Stats

Liverpool turned up to White Hart Lane trying to overturn a spell of poor results at the Spurs home ground in the past few years, not winning in six attempts, and did so on Sunday through hard work, determination and playing scintillating football. In this article I will examine the two midfield trios from each side, consisting of Mousa Dembele, Paulinho and Sandro for Spurs - and Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva for Liverpool. Dembele, Paulinho and Lewis …
Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

Arsenal 1 Spurs 0 | Comparisons | Cazorla V Paulinho, Giroud V Soldado

A 3rd goal in as many Premier League games from Olivier Giroud powered Arsenal to their 4th consecutive victory in all competitions and their 2nd consecutive victory in the Premier League. The 1 - 0 victory over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur was also Arsenal's 101st Derby win. But it wasn't a cake-walk for them as the team had to toil and toil hard until the dying moments. Credit must be given to Tottenham for putting up a fight, albeit …
Tottenham 1 Southampton 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

Tottenham 1 Southampton 0 | In-Depth Tactical Analysis

It was yet another glorious spring day and north Londoners Tottenham were hosting Southampton, in a bid to secure their position for a place in the Champions League.  Both teams had some key absentees and it was interesting to watch how both managers coped with them. For Tottenham Parker was injured and on top of the Sandro’s long-term injury Villas-Boas had a choice to make on how to construct his midfield. In the last couple of weeks we have seen …
Ball retention & recycling | Noble compared to Arteta, Allen, Dembele et al

Ball retention & recycling | Noble compared to Arteta, Allen, Dembele et al

Mousa Dembele: How have Tottenham changed him from his Fulham days?

Mousa Dembele: How have Tottenham changed him from his Fulham days?

Mousa Dembele was Tottenham's biggest signing in the summer, bringing in the Belgium international from London rivals Fulham. With the North London club activating his release clause of £15 million, the midfielder has been considered as one of the most successful signings of the summer. Despite the midfielder picking up a hip injury on international duty, which saw him sidelined for over a month, his return on Wednesday evening against Liverpool help to re-boost spirits at White Hart Lane. Since …
The Dembele effect: Why Tottenham are missing Moussa | Stats Analysis

The Dembele effect: Why Tottenham are missing Moussa | Stats Analysis

A strong attacking start from Andre Villas-Boas' squad has disguised the defensive flaws in the 35-year-old's methods at Tottenham, where his patient and gradual style has led to a relaxed approach from the team, most notably at the cost of conceding late goals. Whilst it could be said that this is down to his 4-2-3-1 formation, the clear missing piece of the puzzle has been identified as the former Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele. The Belgium international moved to Tottenham in the summer window …
Reading 1 Spurs 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Reading 1 Spurs 3 | Stats & Tactical Analysis

Spurs secured their first league win of the season under Andre Villas-Boas (AVB) with as comprehensive a 3-1 victory as you are likely to witness in the Premiership this season. The final score line arguably flattered a Reading side who failed to show any sense of urgency during a flat first half and allowed Spurs to take charge of proceedings. With just one away win in their last 11 league games and rumours circulating around AVB being handed a set …
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