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 […]

Aleksandar Kolarov Coalesces Brilliantly With David Silva in Man City’s Win vs Spurs

Aleksandar Kolarov was absolutely irresistible in Manchester City’s 1-0 win against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, in what was one of the best performances you’re likely to see from a fullback all season. The former Lazio star was full of running, tirelessly motoring up and down the touchline throughout, as he showed why he can […]

A Look at Tottenham’s Build-Up Play under Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino led Tottenham to a comfortable 3-1 win over Newcastle United, and again, the hallmarks of his attacking philosophy were present. Indeed, and under the Argentine’s instruction, Spurs enjoyed 61% of the ball, pressed aggressively when the situation called for it and, perhaps most interestingly, mixed a controlled build-up game with explosive running in […]

Juan Mata’s Understanding with Herrera and Solid Defensive Work Key in Win vs Spurs

Juan Mata left the field to appreciative applause after 77 minutes of industrious work against Tottenham. He deserved it. The much maligned figure, who has a reputation for not adequately undertaking his defensive responsibilities, went some way to proving his critics wrong. The Spaniard’s appetite to fulfill his duties in this regard was very admirable […]