Tag Archives: EPL

QPR 1 Spurs 2 – Kane revives Tottenham’s Champions League hopes

Kane QPR

 

Two wins in four days and Spurs’ top four hopes are back on track. Now just four points off third place it’s a real possibility, even if the form of Liverpool and Arsenal make those two favourites.

Mirroring the midweek victory against Continue reading

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Spurs Burnley Preview – trying to retain momentum

Nabil Bentaleb of Tottenham v Newcastle

 

After an excellent win against Newcastle in midweek, it will be interesting to see how Pochettino sets up his team up for the visit of Burnley.

The league cup victory saw us move the ball quicker, put more pressure on the opposition and play more incisive passes. Will Spurs be able to build on this, or Continue reading

Spurs 2 Everton 1 – Pochettino’s Tottenham finally bring some cheer to White Hart Lane

White Hart Lane Spurs Everton

 

At last a positive performance from Spurs at White Hart Lane, and an atmosphere to match. The ground was buzzing as Pochettino’s side came from a goal down, to win against one of the better teams in the division.

Before the game, the big question was Continue reading

Spurs Everton Preview – two peas in a pod and should Chiriches start?

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

 

Everton are the visitors to White Hart Lane this Sunday in what could be a key match for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs. Despite some ups and downs, Tottenham have managed to win two games in a week and cement our place in the Europa League knock-out rounds. The Merseyside club are Continue reading

Hull 1 Spurs 2 – a red card and Aaron Lennon change the game

Vertonghen and Ramirez - Hull Spurs

 

A fortunate win after a dreadful first half and a cheap sending off that turned the game – this was a carbon copy of the trip to Villa. Except here, in the second half there was more promise, after Pochettino finally gave the team some width with the introduction of Aaron Lennon and, surprisingly, Vlad Chiriches.

Spurs started the game with Continue reading

Hull Spurs Preview – Reunited with old friends and what changes should Pochettino make?

Michael Dawson at Hull

 

Spurs travel up to Hull this weekend to try to kick-start their season. The 2-1 loss against Stoke before the international break was the low point so far. Slow and ponderous going forward, vulnerable at the back, there didn’t seem to be a plan. Some changes are needed but what?

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Premier League statistics – comparing all 20 team’s Shot Ratios and Schedule Strength so far

Premier League Predictions

 

In the last international break I looked at the TSR (total shots ratio) and schedule strength of the 20 teams in the Premier League. TSR is a good indicator of a team’s actual performance after a small number of games. It has some obvious Continue reading