WITH only one win of their final six Premier League video games, Tottenham are sliding down the desk.
Their 1-1 draw away to Watford on Saturday leaves Mauricio Pochettino’s males in sixth place, they usually might have been even decrease had Burnley prevented defeat at Leicester.
Tipped as real title contenders forward of the 2017-18 season, Spurs should now form up shortly if they’re to recuperate a top-four problem this time period.
Our mates at Soccer Whispers have taken a take a look at Tottenham’s slide to see what goes incorrect.
By late October, Spurs had been degree on factors with second-placed Manchester United, with optimistic outcomes picked up domestically and in Europe in opposition to the likes of Liverpool, Actual Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.
The North London membership had skilled a advantageous begin to the brand new marketing campaign.
Regardless of some early teething issues with their short-term transfer to Wembley, they misplaced simply considered one of their opening 9 Prem fixtures and shot to the highest of a difficult Champions League group.
Tottenham’s resounding Four-1 win over Liverpool on October 22 appeared to sign their dwelling kind on the nationwide stadium was now as you’d anticipate of a top-end facet.
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It appeared to point out they’d the standard and mettle to problem the Manchester golf equipment and champions Chelsea within the title race this season.
Nevertheless, Pochettino’s males have solely gained as soon as within the league since that victory over Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
Their subsequent sport was away to Manchester United, shedding 1-Zero at Previous Trafford in a good and evenly fought encounter.
The end result in opposition to the Purple Devils didn’t appear to point sharp decline in kind was across the nook.
And Spurs bounced again to document considered one of their greatest-ever outcomes simply days later, thumping European champions Actual Madrid Three-Zero at Wembley.
However the best way they struggled to beat a struggling Crystal Palace facet, beating Roy Hodgson’s males by a slender 1-Zero margin, confirmed indicators of cracks creeping into Tottenham’s performances.
That end result was adopted up by a 2-Zero defeat to Arsenal within the North London derby, with the Gunners comfortably the higher facet on the Emirates.
Defeat to Leicester and disappointing attracts with West Bromw and Watford imply Spurs have now been minimize adrift within the title race.
Certainly, as issues stand, Tottenham are nearer to bottom-placed Swansea (16 factors) than they’re to leaders Man Metropolis (18 factors).
Within the opening 9 league video games of the season, Spurs averaged a powerful 2.11 objectives per sport, whereas conceding simply Zero.67.
Of their final six league outings, their scoring common has plummeted to a miserly Zero.67 objectives per sport, whereas they’re conceding at a fee of 1.17 per match.
Their reliance on star striker Harry Kane is turning into an more and more damaging situation.
The England man has netted ten Premier League objectives to this point this time period, second solely to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (12) in his battle for a 3rd consecutive Golden Boot.
However no different Spurs participant has scored greater than three league objectives to this point this season.
Dele Alli’s dip in kind has meant he’s not contributing as many objectives as beforehand.
In the meantime Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, signed from Swansea in the summertime to ease the goal-scoring burden on Kane, is but to search out the web in 2017-18.
What’s extra, Tottenham’s often dependable back-line is starting to melt.
Particular person errors have led to the concession of preventable objectives in opposition to sides Spurs would ordinarily anticipate to take care of.
With 23 Premier League video games remaining, all isn’t misplaced for Spurs – there’s loads of soccer nonetheless to be performed and greater than sufficient time for them to rediscover their kind.
However they may have to take action shortly if they’re to problem for a top-four place.