Arsenal’s Organisation Allows Their Front Three to Outpoint Tottenham

Arsenal put in a complete performance against Tottenham in the North London Derby. They defended beautifully, firstly by pressing before then settling into a deeper structure after half-time, and they also attacked with a combination of intelligence and quality. In a lot of ways, it could be argued that this was a measured yet brilliant […]

Alexandre Lacazette Shows Wenger Why He Should Start Against Spurs

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice for France in their 2-2 draw with Germany, and by this point in time, nobody could’ve been surprised by his performance. After all, this is the man who, with 30 goals across all competitions, has netted more often than any other Frenchman in 2017. That puts him ahead of football’s newest […]

Tottenham Combine Strategy and Execution to Dismantle Chelsea

On Wednesday night at White Hart Lane, Tottenham managed to snap Chelsea’s 13-game winning streak by propelling themselves towards a 2-0 victory. It wasn’t easy for them, especially given the intensive defensive strategies employed by both teams, but courtesy of a well-developed plan and an impressive ability to execute, Spurs managed to consign Antonio Conte […]

Walker and Rose Key for Tottenham in 1-1 Draw with Leicester City

Tottenham recorded yet another draw over the weekend, this time in their home encounter against Leicester City. It was the club’s fourth stalemate over their past five games, and again, the familiar problem of failing to generate high-quality opportunities in front of goal presented itself. That issue means Spurs haven’t won in any of their […]

Spurs’ Signing Vincent Janssen Highlights Strength and Work-Rate in Pre-Season

When Vincent Janssen first signed for Tottenham Hotspur, most people referred immediately to his prolific goalscoring record in Holland. Last season, he netted an impressive 27 league goals for AZ Alkmaar, a figure that was superior to any other player in the Dutch Eredivisie. So when Tottenham lined up against Atletico Madrid in a recent […]

Despite his Dynamism, Son Heung-min still has Plenty to Prove at Tottenham

It’s an interesting time to be a wide man at Tottenham. Between guys like Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min and Clinton N’Jie, there certainly isn’t a shortage of options. Throw in the soon-to-be confirmed Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, and there’s something of a logjam developing on the flanks. The acquisition of N’Koudou is particularly interesting, as […]

Mohamed Elneny Adds Much Needed Solidity To Arsenal Midfield

Prior to kick-off, Arsenal’s colossal clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane had been billed as the biggest north London derby in history. With this in mind, Arsene Wenger’s decision to hand Mohamed Elneny his first Premier League start under such circumstances showed how highly he rates his Egyptian midfielder. Knowing he needed some midfield […]

Mauricio Pochettino’s Spirited Defensive Philosophy Key To Tottenham’s Progress This Season

For a team who finished fifth in the English Premier League last season, Tottenham’s defensive record was surprisingly shabby. They conceded 53 goals over the course of their 38 game campaign, a figure which ranked them as the fifth-worst in the division. To put that into perspective, Tottenham leaked the same number of goals as […]

Distribution, Ramsey and Debuchy: 3 Key Things from Arsenal’s Win over Spurs

Throughout an even encounter at White Hart Lane, Mathieu Flamini struck twice to give Arsenal a 2-1 win, in the Capital One Cup, over bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur. For Arsene Wenger, this may not have been football at its artistic best, but after watching his much-maligned side show plenty of backbone to come out on […]

A Look at Nacer Chadli’s Ever-Growing Influence at Tottenham

Nacer Chadli is no showstopper. In comparison to Christian Eriksen, his talented Tottenham teammate, he lacks a ready-made catalogue of clinical finishes from long range, many of which have come in important moments. In comparison to Erik Lamela, too, Chadli lacks the skill and the flair and the on-pitch personality. Certainly, it’s hard to imagine […]