The big talking point going into the new season was Spurs’ lack of signings. Strangely, in the short term this may work out for us. Continue reading
Hugo Lloris has been a real asset to Tottenham over the last six seasons. He has consistently been one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League, both through the command of his box and his shot stopping ability.
But this year some doubts have crept in after some perceived mistakes. How do Lloris’ numbers look? Continue reading
Tottenham had another good season going forward, scoring a total of 74 goals – tied for third in the Premier League. However, this was down on 2016-2017 where we topped the league with 86. Continue reading
- A game that looked a potential banana skin on paper – a Sam Allardyce team come to Wembley to defend – turned into one of Spurs best performances of the season. The biggest win against Everton since Bill Nicholson’s first game, a 10-4 victory back in 1958. The early goal certainly helped open the game up and Spurs dominated the scoring opportunities, 20 shots to 7 and 2.9 expected goals to 0.5.
What is there left to say about Harry Kane? The Spurs striker has dramatically exceeded all expectations with his meteoric rise from clumsy looking youth prospect, to one of the most feared strikers in world football. Continue reading
Life seemed good back in early November. Spurs had just beaten Real Madrid 3-1 in a pulsating Champions League clash and sat a healthy third in the Premier League table.
A scrappy 1-0 win over Crystal Palace followed. Mauricio Pochettino’s side didn’t play well in that encounter but they found a way to get the three points. A hangover from such an emotional Champions League victory was only to be expected. Continue reading
The Premier League is seven games old, just enough to start looking at how teams are performing statistically.
Expected Points vs Actual Points
I have created an Expected Goals measure to analyse games (see here for an explanation). This can be used to make an estimate of how many points you would expect a team to have earned based on the shots they have taken. Continue reading