Yesterday’s encounter between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City ended 2-0 in favour of the London club. The scoreline was the same as the last time the two clubs went at it in the Premier League in February of this year.
Pep Guardiola signed a contract extension right before the game against Spurs, and while there is no doubting the manager’s credibility, it is cause for concern that the Catalonian has now endured his worst start to a season at any club.
One club’s loss is another club’s gain, and Spurs have made it to the top of the Premier League table. It has been 45 years since Spurs have been at the top of the Premier League table with 9+ games played. Could this be the season that Spurs finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy?
If Jose Mourinho’s team manage to continue operating at the level that they are at right now, yes.
Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to the Premier League. Considering that the race for the title is so open this year, what the table will look like towards the end of the season is anybody’s guess at this point.
The Special One has managed to completely transform Spurs in his second campaign in charge of the club. Harry Kane’s newfound role as a provider has been key to their success this season.
The England captain provided his ninth assist in just as many games for Spurs against Manchester City. He has also managed to score 7 times this season and is clear at the top of the list of goal contributions with 16.
Heung Min Son has also been in tremendous form for Spurs and he currently leads the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.
Spurs’s solidarity in defence is also something that stands out this season. They are tied for goal difference with London rivals Chelsea at 12 each. Spurs have conceded 9 goals so far, and hold the joint best record for the least goals conceded.
Though they have managed to get to a decent start so far, a long season lies ahead for Spurs. Jose Mourinho will have to find a way to extend this run of form till the end of the season if they are to win some silverware at last.