- Dec 16, 2010
Could be the latest in season that the Spurs sit alone atop the table
We have subs who can come on and make the team more threatening to chase a goal now, it rules. Perisic with his set piece delivery was insanely dangerous as well.That wasn't pretty and probably undeserved, but, who cares?
Spurs looked more dangerous when Richarlison entered.
That's what stood out to me as well. With 5 subs, Conte was continuously bringing on quality options that provided tactical versatility in most cases. Huge difference from the end of last season when presumably Conte would look at the bench around 60'-70' and just say nahhhhh, let's roll with the XI a bit longer. Like my buddy said, the front 5 of Kane-Son-Kulu-Richarlison-Lucas will rescue a ton of points throughout the season.We have subs who can come on and make the team more threatening to chase a goal now, it rules. Perisic with his set piece delivery was insanely dangerous as well.
Agreed, ideally in England (low prem, high c-ship)-Sarr on loan. I am assuming they sign one more midfielder after Winks goes (who I hope is not Zionolo)
OK with this. He can also play outside in a defensive 4.-Tanganga - Stay as the 5th or 6th center back
Agree, and glad. I like Big Dave.-Davinson - don't see anyway he leaves unless there is a ridiculous price paid for him
Torn on this one. Yes, he'd get some good cup minutes and Conte time... but could it be better on loan getting loads of minutes?-Gil - I would like to see him stay and be the 6th attacker once the schedule starts to get ridiculous. He can get some good domestic cup minutes.
Me, too, and for Harry's sake, he needs a new home.Best I can tell, one of Winks or Tanganga have to stay based on being English. I hope it is Japhet.
This is already a terrific ROI on the set piece specialist. Perisic is going to be soooooo good when fully fit and weaponized. Emerson also having a very bright start to the season. He's showing good chem with Deki and takes some of the pressure off of Dav to play the ball. But even Dav looks so much more confident.Stagnant first half, but man, Perisic put in a shift. I like what Richarlison is doing too. Don't know if he can be that active all game though. Sonny a little off his game, but a win is a win.
Last year in this set of games, they took home 0 points, so 7 is a nice haul.
Richarlison can be that active all game, yes. Game in game out.Stagnant first half, but man, Perisic put in a shift. I like what Richarlison is doing too. Don't know if he can be that active all game though. Sonny a little off his game, but a win is a win.
Last year in this set of games, they took home 0 points, so 7 is a nice haul.
He banged a post 2 games ago and almost curled that one in yesterday. Like a hitter that needs a seeing eye single to bust a slump, he needs a tap in to be off and running. Hell, maybe he'll get a PK try if Kane gets some time off.Son has also sucked this season and we know that he is a streaky player and he's probably getting ready to score like, 7 goals in 5 games or something.
Not sure (as I said, don't know much about him), but this article says he's been playing there:Transfermarkt has positional data on about 320 games in Carrasco's career and lists him as a RWB for three of them. He seems more likely to be forward depth or LWB.
Exclusive: Tottenham in talks to sign Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco (msn.com)Carrasco would provide competition for Emerson Royal as the right-sided wing-back – the role he has been fulfilling for Atletico – in Conte’s 3-4-3 formation and can also play further forward and on the left-hand side. Royal would certainly appear to be the player whose place is most under threat in Conte’s line-up.
For whatever reason, I think many media members can't wrap their heads around the idea that a counter-attacking side can score quite a high number of goals. It's silly really as Conte's teams have generally been fairly high scoring. United in the 1990s was also known for counter-attacking football. And the highest scoring side in La Liga history wasn't Pep's Barcelona but Mourinho's 11-12 Real Madrid. These managers aren't looking to win 1-0, they're looking to get the first goal, invite the opposition forward, and then win 3-0 or 4-1.Weird cognitive dissonance developing for both media and some Spurs fans I read where the narrative is that they’re getting dominated and just scraping by and that Conte’s super-defensive looking for 1 - 0s. Meanwhile Spurs have 3+ goals over a dozen times this year.
As an outside observer, I see a squad that’s still working out the details and bedding in transfers, yet has taken 10 out of 12 points. I think it’s Spurs’ supporters/journos lack of confidence that see this as anything but a sign of quality - they’re racking up points even when they’re not at their best.
I think you have to be delighted as a Spurs fan about the results, especially given that the draw was at Chelsea. And overall I think the performances are pretty good, as backed by the xg stats. But all that can be true while there are also some things going on in the performances that probably indicate some real areas where continued improvement is necessary.Spurs currently have 9 Goals and 3 Goals allowed. The xG stats are 7xG and 4xGA. So they are outperforming their xG by a bit (although historically they ALWAYS overperform their xG) and really are on target with their xGA, which shows that while they are conceding possession, they aren't conceding much possession in places where they could be hurt.
I thought they pretty much dominated Forest. Forest didn't have many great chances, there was a Yates header that went wide that he probably should have scored, and one counter-attacking chance after the penalty save were the only real chances. Kane easily could have scored four goals in this game, he missed the PK and should have scored a second goal in the first half if not for being a little slow to make a decision and an outstanding tackle by the Forest defender.
Word is that he'll be on the team sheet tomorrow.As part of the broader discussion, it should be said that Conte ideally wants to invite the opposition forward then bypass them and strike quickly. Romero is the primary offensive engine in the back 3 and his presence certainly helps Dier and to a lesser extent Davies. Having him out is having an effect that predates his injury too to be fair. But I suspect we'll see improvement once he returns and perhaps even more if Lenglet comes in for Davies and performs well.
Since xG has been tracked, Son has 75 goals against a an xG of 55. Kane has 109 goals against 94 xG. Since those guys score all the goals for Tottenham, they always overperform their xG.Spurs historical over performance vs xG has to be largely due to Son who is always far ahead of xG.
Spurs missed Romero a lot yesterday. We've seen this before, but Sanchez+Emerson+Lloris is just one too many non-passers at the back to play Spurs' style. It become too easy for opponents to press and force the ball to one of those three, where the possession goes to die.
You take that back about our second-leading scorer!They were stagnant the whole second half, but they shut off for like 45 seconds--Lloris with pass out of bounds, players bitching instead of watching the throw. Ugh.
In Conte we trust, but PEH was struggling yesterday. Pull him and get fresh legs in there.
Here you go. https://streamff.com/v/8ced09I’ll just continue to pop in to say that I love Richarlison unconditionally and now you know why. I’m weirdly happy and proud for him. The clip of him hugging his parents in the stands (can’t find one atm that hasn’t been disabled for copyright), man he wanted CL and he seized it with both hands.