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Swansea the perfect opposition for Tottenham to end their Premier League slump on Saturday

Crippy Cooke in Editorial, English Premier League 30 Nov 2016

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Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino has struggled to build on last season's runners-up spot in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino has struggled to build on last season’s runners-up spot in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently enduring a woeful run of form early into the season, having already cost them their place in the Champions League and EFL Cup while worsening their title hopes.

However, the Londoners might fancy their chances of a response with relegation-threatened Swansea City making the trip to White Hart Lane in the Premier League this weekend, a side yet to win against Spurs post-millennium.

How bad have Tottenham been this season?

Tottenham Hotspur are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 24 points from 13 games this season, having failed to win five of their last six. The Lilywhites are seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea and have scored nine less goals than the nearest side in the top-four. Spurs have relied on their defensive record to pick up results but they have fallen short creatively to get themselves over the line in a number of matches.

In all competitions, Tottenham have failed to win eight of their last nine games, suffering consecutive defeats and bowing out of two cup competitions in this time. Tottenham were eliminated from the Champions League at the group stage after losing three of their first five group games, and were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Liverpool in October.

Swansea present Tottenham a chance to arrest the slide

Tottenham Hotspur are in poor form but their opponents Swansea have had a worse start to the season by comparison. The visitors find themselves 19th in the Premier League table with a paltry nine points from a possible 39. City have lost eight of 13 games already, conceding two goals per game on average, and have picked up just one point on the road since the opening day of the campaign.

Bob Bradley’s men don’t have a good head-to-head record against Tottenham Hotspur either, having managed just two draws from their 10 meetings in the Premier League. The Jacks’ last domestic win over Spurs was back in 1982, but their head-to-heads post-millennium have been one-sided – Tottenham winning eight and drawing two of ten games.

Tottenham are still unbeaten on home soil despite their recent slump in form, and with Swansea City so poor on the road in the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will fancy their chances of coming out on top. Tottenham Hotspur are 4/11 to win against Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, but can they deliver?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Crippy Cooke


Crippy Cooke has somehow written for the Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London24 and Bleacher Report among others, despite knowing less about football than your average Fan TV member . The weekly accumulator enthusiast is saving up his winnings to pay for a much-needed hair transplant but grows more on his chin than his head. He lives and breathes football and somehow makes a living writing from it.

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