Tottenham - Plus 13 Points
(Up-dated 4th January, 2012)
Spurs opened the 2011-12 season with two
heavy defeats but have managed to recover the lost ground to put
themselves in a stronger position compared with the same stage of the
season last year.
At present Tottenham are sitting in third position in the 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 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, at the mid-point of the season, Spurs have made a remarkable recovery by accumulating 42 points from thirteen wins and three draws.
The comparison of fixtures played shows how Spurs have a 13 points advantage over last season, a credible situation:
Blackburn (a) -
QPR (WHU*) (h) +2
Fulham (a) -
Competition at the top of the Premier League is very competitive this season with every team needing to take advantage of other teams' misfortune. Over the holiday period Spurs were the only team in the top nine clubs not to lose so while there was disappointment at the late goal conceded against Swansea and the draw with Chelsea, overall we are still in a strong position.
Spurs' form this season is better than any they have produced in the Premier League and has only been bettered by the 'Double' winning team of 1960 - 61. Hopefully, a week's rest and recuperation and they will be ready for what is sure to be another difficult match against Everton next Wednesday.