At present Tottenham are sitting in sixth position in the Premier League with a game in hand on all other teams around them. The postponement of the opening day fixture against Everton because of the riots near the White Hart Lane immediately put Spurs at a disadvantage and this was compounded when their next games were against the two Manchester clubs who made a flying start to the new season. So when all the other teams had played three games Spurs found themselves pointless and at the bottom of the League.
Now, after seven games Spurs have made a remarkable recovery by accumulating thirteen points from four wins and a draw. Four successive wins against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool, Wigan Athletic and Arsenal have brought confidence to the team and raised expectations for the season. The draw at Newcastle United who maintained their undefeated start to the season, could so easily have been another three points but for an excellent strike for the equalising goal, three minutes from time, as the home side recovered from a goal deficit for the second time.
After 7 games (4 away), Spurs are currently in 6th place with 13 points, having played one match less than everyone else.
Last season, at the same stage (3 away), Spurs were occupying 5th position but with only 11 points and having played the same number of games as those around them.
The comparison of fixtures played shows how Spurs are 5 points up on the same matches last season.