It’s 55 years since Tottenham Hotspur were last crowned England’s top flight champions but victory tonight against West Ham United would see them replacing Leicester City at the top of table. Spurs fans are beginning to dream and they have every justification to do so.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team are showing the stomach for a title fight, scoring late winners as well as retrieving games from losing situations, a trait that wouldn’t have been levelled at too many Spurs sides in bygone years.
However, it is their offensive power that is really catching the eye as illustrated in this www.oulala.com infographic.
Tottenham are averaging more shots per game in 2016 than all of Europe’s elite clubs. Their willingness to hunt down the ball at every opportunity and shoot when an opening presents itself is paying off in spades. Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and the impressive Dele Alli are leading the way but others are contributing too.
There is a hunger about this side that is perhaps only being matched by Leicester City, in what has developed into the most fascinating Premier League title race of all time. If this pattern continues and Spurs manage to successfully negotiate this week’s 2 London derbies that long awaited title triumph looks inevitable.
Can Tottenham keep up their shooting intensity or will the pressure of the run-in prove too much?