Spurs hosted Norwich City today, and thoroughly dominated every aspect of the game. Here are some key stats:
Possession: 69% (TOT), 31% (NOR)
Shots (On Goal): 23(7) (TOT), 5(1) (NOR)
Of course, possession is nothing if you can’t score the goals. Prior to this game, Tottenham had scored exactly zero from open play. The two winning goals came from Soldado scoring from the penalty spot. That said, the transfer window is closed, AVB brought in new signings since the international break, and the team looked a very impressive side today.
Most notably, Christian Ericksen looked absolutely phenomenal today. The creativity in the midfield he will bring is exactly what this team lacked last season. Townsend and Rose both starred today, as well. Lamela still hasn’t had the opportunity to really dive into the team; as an Argentinian, he travelled back and forth to South America for the international fixtures the past week. As this team comes together and gels, the possibility that silverware may come in the form of an EPL title is not entirely out of reason. The Europa League should be a priority as it can serve as a springboard into great things next season.
Chelsea looked beat by Everton (and the scoreline reflected that), Arsenal got lucky with some bad calls, Manchester City was unable to impress against Stoke, and Manchester United still looks out of sorts.
This is a team built to win a title. They showed why today.