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S 55.28%
P 58.28%
U 48.86%
R 50.14%
S 51.14%
= 52.74%


 P  W  D  L  F-A  GD  Pts
 7  3  1  3 13-11  2  10

Position:- 
6th
1 Cup Match
Jose Mourinho

Team Selection 6.03
Tactics 5.61
Substitutions 5.98
Overall 5.88

November 2019 figures
Last Year's figures
December 2018

About par for the course

Spurs are one of the six remaining ever-present teams in the Premier League, which is now in its 28th season. In the all-time Premier League table we currently stand 5th, significantly above Everton, but significantly below fourth-placed Liverpool.

A Premier League table has been produced regarding the last decade, and Spurs sit 5th in that table, one point above Arsenal having played one less game over the period being assessed. Manchester City, who are not one of the ever-present Premier League sides, significantly lead the table for the last 10 years.

Where am I going with this, you may ask. There is no doubt that for the greater part of his five and a half year tenure Mauricio Pochettino had Spurs performing above par. Jose Mourinho did have an immediate impact when he took over and took us to within three points of the top four, but we've slipped away a little again now, and you have to say we are only performing to about par. Mourinho's task is to get us back into the top four and also to win a trophy as soon as possible.

That trophy is clearly not going to be the Premier League this season, but we hope for a genuine tilt in the forthcoming FA Cup campaign. After three opening wins in November, Jose was brought down with a bump at the home of one of his old teams - Manchester United - and then last week in a home defeat against a Chelsea side who looked especially inspired against their former manager. Thankfully we don't have to go to Stamford Bridge untl late February.

We didn't expect anything with the team we sent to Munich, but we can look forward to a Champions League Round of 16 tie against Leipzig in February and March. Ryan Sessegnon scored his first club goal at the Allianz Stadium against Bayern Munich. We beat Burnley well and got a great result at Molineux, despite being the second best team. A quality goal by Dele, who has been inspired under Mourinho's leadership, helped us to beat Brighton, but we were well below the level required at Carrow Road.

Toby Alderweireld, who signed a new contract just before Christmas, started every one of our 7 games this month. Paulo Gazzaniga was our other ever-present this month. Lucas Moura was involved in every game, but one of his appearances was off the bench.

Danny Rose started one game; came off the bench in one other and was an unused sub in two more games. Thus he has been completely absent for three games, including our last two Christmas fixtures. There seems to be some sort of pay-back here over his public comments about seeing out his contract (which runs till June 2021)come what may. Jose has clearly decided that Jan Vertonghen is his best left back, although even Jan has been flagging in this position at times.

Son's red card against Chelsea was his third of the calendar year, although one of those (in the game at Goodison Park) was rescinded. We also lost Sissoko and Winks for the Norwich game thanks to them both reaching five yellows in the Brighton match, and it does seem to me that the number of yellow cards has increased this month. Is that a sign of pressure and/or an indication of managerial policy?

Harry Kane, who currently stands on 136 Premier League goals, and has 181 club goals to his name, was our player of the month, and has also this month overtaken Son Heung-min in the ongoing player of the season ratings. There is plenty of room for improvement by all the squad.

Let's hope that by the end of January, in which we could play 6 more games (depending on Cup progress), I am reporting more birdie or even eagle performances for Spurs!

Happy New Year!

Review the 2019-20 Premier League season here

Don't forget to check out the players' current figures re. appearances, cards, goals scored and accumulated ratings to date at the bottom of this page.

...if you want to read reports of the matches played during this season, then links are on the Spurs Odyssey Fixtures/Reports page here. By working your way back through the previous month's figures, you can review the performances over the last 19 years!

Key:
S Skill levels
P Pluck (ie effort)
U Unforced errors*
R Resolve (defensive ability)
S Score ratio (goals to shots)
= Overall mark Total Percentage
Percentages given for each category.

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Player Played Sub Used Sub Not Used Booked Sent Off Goals Grades
 1. Hugo LLORIS 9 - 1 - - - 5.79
 2. - - - - - - -
 3. Danny ROSE 13 2 3 5 - - 5.39
 4. Toby ALDERWEIRELD 23 - 1 4 - - 5.99
 5. Jan VERTONGHEN 16 - 5 1 - 1 5.77
 6. Davinson SANCHEZ 20 1 2 4 - - 5.76
 7. SON Heung-Min 19 4 - 1 1 10 6.26
 8. Harry WINKS 15 4 3 6 - - 5.69
 9. - - - - - - -
10. Harry KANE 24 - - 3 - 17 6.29
11. Erik LAMELA 8 6 1 2 - 3 5.78
12. Victor WANYAMA 1 3 3 - - - 4.52
13. Michel VORM - - 5 - - - -
14. Georges-Kevin NKOUDOU - 1 - - - - 6
15. Eric DIER 11 3 12 5 - - 5.38
16. Kyle WALKER-PETERS 5 - 3 - - - 5.52
17. Moussa SISSOKO 22 3 1 5 - 2 5.94
18. Giovani LO CELSO 4 9 5 1 - 1 5.8
19. Ryan SESSEGNON 3 3 2 - - 1 5.78
20. Dele ALLI 18 1 2 2 - 7 6.05
21. Juan FOYTH 3 4 7 1 - - 5.64
22. Paulo GAZZANIGA 18 1 7 1 - - 5.99
23. Christian ERIKSEN 10 12 3 4 - 3 4.99
24. Serge AURIER 18 - 2 1 1 - 5.29
25. - - - - - - -
26. - - - - - -  
27. Lucas MOURA 14 9 3 2 - 6 5.65
28. Tanguy NDOMBELE 13 6 - 3 - 2 5.99
29. Oliver SKIPP 1 5 6 1 - - 5.38
30. - - - - - - -
31. - - - - - -  
32. - - - - - -  
33. Ben DAVIES 7 2 6 1 - - 5.44
34. - - - - - -  
37. - - - - - - -
39. Japhet TANGANGA 1 - 2 - - - 5.2
40. George MARSH - - - - - - -
41. Alfie WHITEMAN - - 5 - - - -
42. Anthony GEORGIOU - - - - - - -
43. TJ EYOMA - - - - - - -
44. Jamie BOWDEN - - - - - - -
45. Jack ROLES - - - - - - -
49. Brandon AUSTIN - - 5 - - - -
52. Troy PARROTT 1 1 1 - - - 5.35
53. Harvey WHITE - - - - - - -
Own Goals - - - - - 1 -
TOTAL MATCHES PLAYED Goals Scored Goals Against          
27 54 43        

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