Tottenham face a daunting run of fixtures over the next month, playing league matches against Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, during a period in which Jose Mourinho’s tactical prowess will once again face real scrutiny. Since his appointment as Spurs manager, Mourinho's team have taken 10 points from a possible 24 points against other … Continue reading How can Mourinho’s ‘rest then press’ approach help Spurs beat other Big Six teams?
Tottenham’s recent 5-2 win against Southampton was notable for the four assists which Harry Kane laid on for Son Heung-min, but the game was also significant for another reason related to Spurs’ distribution. It was the first game in over two years in which Davinson Sanchez provided a ‘second assist’ (the pass played before the … Continue reading Is Davinson Sanchez’s distribution really that bad?
Jose Mourinho's analogies are well-worn, ranging from rundown houses to bed linen. But does his attempt at summarising Tottenham's perceived shortcomings - which he likened to wrestling with a undersized blanket - ring true? We take a look at whether the injuries, squad balance and upcoming fixtures should really give the manager cause for concern. … Continue reading Do Spurs need a bigger blanket?