Chelsea set to beat Spurs to PL title by 11 points if these results are anything to go by

The race for the Premier League title is continuing to keep fans guessing after Tottenham closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to just four points over the weekend. The two are set to face off for a place in the FA Cup Final this weekend in a huge game which will no doubt create even more talking points for who is going to end up winning the title.

Chelsea have a more favourable run-in on paper according to many fans and pundits alike and by looking into the results in the reverse fixtures, it is clear to see why that is the general consensus.

Chelsea’s remaining fixtures:

Southampton (H)
Everton (A)
Middlesbrough (H)
West Brom (A)
Watford (H)
Sunderland (H)

There is no easy game in the Premier League but Chelsea play four of their six remaining games at Stamford Bridge. The reverse fixtures saw Chelsea take maximum points and while the title race is still in their hands, Antonio Conte’s side will want his side to get the job done as soon as possible.

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Tottenham’s remaining fixtures:

Crystal Palace (A)
Arsenal (H)
West Ham (A)
Manchester United (H)
Leicester City (A)
Hull City (A)

Spurs have been in incredible form of late, but there is no doubting they have some tough fixtures in their run-in. Unlike Chelsea, four of their last six are away from home, while their two remaining home games are against top four chasing Arsenal and Manchester United.

If Mauricio Pochettino’s side do not improve on their results in the reverse fixtures they have very little chance of winning the league. They drew against Arsenal, lost to Man United, drew at home to Leicester and won the other three games, giving them a total of 11 points from a possible 18.

While it is unlikely both Chelsea and Spurs will replicate the exact same outcomes in their remaining fixtures, it does give some insight into potential results. Chelsea would hypothetically finish the season on 93 points, if they picked up the maximum 18 on offer, while Spurs would stand to take 11 points, putting their final tally at 82.

Are Chelsea going to win their 5th Premier League title or will Tottenham pull off an incredible turnaround?

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Spurs can win first Premier League title if Mauricio Pochettino signs these players

Mauricio Pochettino has been impressive since taking over at Tottenham Hotspur but they are still the nearly men at the moment. They’re challenging for the Premier League title again this season but look more likely to finish in either second or third place with Chelsea ten points clear. Squad depth is a small issue that Spurs are still battling and if they were to sign these three players, they could put themselves in a really strong position to win a first Premier League title next season…

Alejandro Gomez

The Atalanta forward has made a real statement with his performances in Serie A this season. He is an extremely versatile player who is capable of causing trouble as a centre-attacking midfielder, a winger or even as a striker. The Argentinian wouldn’t cost Spurs the earth and a move would be favourable as it would allow him to play in the Champions League next season. He has netted 11 goals in 31 appearances and would be a hugely reliable back-up to take some of the pressure off Harry Kane.

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Ross Barkley

There isn’t a huge amount to say about this exciting young Englishman that hasn’t already been said. He is built for the fast-paced attacking style of football that Spurs play. While he might be a more expensive option than some other attacking midfielders he has plenty of Premier League experience already. At just 23 he could form a formidable partnership with Dele Alli for both club and country and the appeal of competing at the highest level makes a move possible. Whether or not Barkley would accept not starting every game is a different question but if he wants a move to a Champions League club he will have to embrace the competition for places and Spurs would be a great place for him to develop.

Christian Pulisic

The 18-year-old American is one of the hottest prospects in the Bundesliga. Despite being little-known to many across Europe he is showing signs of working his way to the very top. He has impressed for Borussia Dortmund this season and hasn’t looked out of place against anyone in the Bundesliga or Champions League. He would provide Spurs with even more unpredictability and would certainly be an ideal replacement for Erik Lamela, whose future looks uncertain as a result of injury struggles as well as time out due to personal reasons this season.

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Spurs are not far off landing some silverware soon, but they need to win something to silence some of their doubters, including fans of their own. Pochettino looks set to stay at the club and it’s an exciting time to be a Tottenham fan. They’re building for the long run and increasing their squad size would only give them a greater chance at success across all fronts in the 2017/18 campaign.

Will Spurs try to sign any of these players this summer? How far off winning the Premier League are they?

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

Venue: White Hart Lane – Saturday, Novemeber 19 – 17:30 GMT (12:30 ET)

Match Odds: Tottenham 8/15 – Draw 16/5 – West Ham 5/1

Match Preview

Tottenham welcome West Ham to White Hart Lane on Saturday evening as the Premier League returns following the international break.

Spurs remain the only side unbeaten in the Premier League this season, but the North London club are trailing top spot by five points and are currently 5th.

There is plenty of room for improvement for Tottenham despite their strong start to the season. Mauricio Pochettino, his players and the fans will be expecting more.

Tottenham come into this one having drawn their last four games on the bounce. While remaining unbeaten is a real positive, Spurs could easily be top of the league if they could find the back of the net on a more regular basis.

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West Ham United’s form has picked up and they look to be getting their season back on track after an unfavourable start.

The Hammers had won just one of their opening six games but have since picked up eight points in their last five games.

Slaven Bilic will have his sights set on pushing his side up the table and into the top ten. West Ham are currently 17th, but there are just eight points separating the relegation zone and European places in what looks set to be the tighest Premier League season ever.

West Ham are going to have to pick up their away form. They have won just once on the road this season, losing the other four. This is the first game of an incredibly tough four games against title contendors for Bilic’s side and they cannot afford to lose all of those fixtures. A positive result here is a must.

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Team News

Tottenham could be without as many as five for the visit of West Ham, as Ben Davies, Erik Lamela, Marcus Edwards and Toby Alderweireld are all expected to be out, while Dele Alli is a doubt. Moussa Sissoko returns following his suspension.

West Ham are expecting to be without eight players as their injury woes continue. Arthur Masuaku, Gokhan Tore, Sam Byram, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are out, while James Collins, Diafra Sakho and Reece Oxford are all doubts. Mark Noble is suspended.

Key Points

Tottenham Hotspur’s last five: W/D/D/D/D

West Ham United’s last five: D/W/W/L/D

Key Stat: Stalemate – Tottenham have drawn their last four Premier League games.

Key Player: Hugo Lloris – It might not seem the case considering they’re unbeaten, but there is a lot of pressure on the Spurs ‘keeper. He is unquestionably the reason that not one of their four consecutive draws have been a loss. Lloris will have to continue to perform at the highest level while Tottenham are not scoring enough goals to win games.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 West Ham United – Tottenham to put an end to their run of consecutive draws and continue to challenge in the title race. West Ham’s away form has been tough to take for their fans and it won’t get any easier this weekend.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City

Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, October 2 – 14:15 BST (09:15 ET)

Match Odds: Tottenham 11/5 – Draw 5/2 – Manchester City 23/20

Match Preview

Tottenham welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City to White Hart Lane on Sunday in the standout fixture of the weekend.

Spurs have enjoyed a strong start to the season and remain unbeaten, one of only two sides to do so, the other being Manchester City.

Mauricio Pochettino will be eager for his side to take three points here and signal their intent for the season and he has previous experience of how to beat a Pep Guardiola side.

Tottenham come into this one having won 2-1 away at Boro, another solid performance and their third league win on the bounce.

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Manchester City are absolutely flying. They’re top of the league with maximum points from their first six games.

It is already looking like a case of ‘who can stop us’ from the City camp. Confidence is sky high and they look like a side who know they’re capable of winning the league.

Guardiola will have his players firmly grounded though. He will be expecting a very tough game here and anything other than 100% from his side would be unacceptable in his eyes.

City come into this one having seen off Swansea in a 3-1 win last weekend. It was another example of how comfortable they are looking but there is still room to improve for them in terms of discipline, as Nolito saw red for a moment of madness.

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Team News

Tottenham Hotspur are expecting to be without both Harry Kane and Danny Rose for this tie, while Moussa Dembele, Moussa Sissoko and Eric Dier are all doubts.

Manchester City are without the suspended Nolito, while captain Vincent Kompany is sidelined following his latest injury setback. Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be out for around three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury, he will be a huge miss for City.

Key Points

Tottenham Hotspur’s last five: W/D/W/W/W

Manchester City’s last five: W/W/W/W/W

Key Stat: Sign of champions – Manchester City have won all six of their Premier League games this season.

Key Player: Raheem Sterling – The England international is thriving under Pep Guardiola. He looks full of confidence and dangerous with his direct, attacking play.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester City – A cagey, tight affair looks likely for this one. Spurs will be up for the challenge but City have the squad depth and resilience under Pep to overcome the most difficult of challenges and this game will be exactly that.

Weekend focus: Arsenal, Hull & Spurs – what to expect

We’re closing in on another action packed round of Premier League fixtures. The ‘weekend focus’ series picks three games and looks at what to expect. This time around we’re looking at Arsenal‘s trip to Watford, whether Hull City can keep their run going and if Tottenham Hotspur can overturn Liverpool at White Hart Lane.

Pressure on Arsene Wenger: 

Arsenal have picked up just one point from a possible six so far and their trip to Watford on Saturday afternoon isn’t going to be an easy one.

The Gunners have drawn their last four away games in the Premier League.

Arsenal managed just four shots on target in their game against Leicester last time out, their defensive performance was much better than their opener but they looked sluggish and out of ideas in the final third.

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Verdict: The pressure will pile on Wenger if they fail to win again. He will have just under five days left to make any signings by the time they have played on Saturday.

Can Hull remain 100%?

Hull City have stunned pundits and fans alike with their opening two performances of the season, winning both games. They’re one of only four clubs to have a 100% record in the league so far.

The Tigers haven’t beaten United in eight attempts in the Premier League, losing seven and drawing one, so this is going to be a big ask.

The last meeting between these two was a 0-0 draw, a result Hull would settle for in this one. However this tie ends up they’ve had a great start to the season and they’ll be full of confidence.

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Verdict: Hull to find this a very difficult tie against a United side who will be expecting to take all three points. 100% record to come to an end.

Will Spurs put an end to their winless run against Liverpool?

Tottenham Hotspur haven’t beaten Liverpool in the last seven meetings between the sides in the Premier League, conceding 19 goals along the way.

Harry Kane has never scored a Premier League goal in August in nine games but he’ll be feeling confident of facing Simon Mignolet – the Liverpool ‘keeper has conceded the last five shots he has faced.

Spurs have lost just one of their last nine home games in the league, picking up 20 points along the way, they’ll be itching to bring that winless run to an end.

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Verdict: Spurs have lacked cutting edge in the final third in their opening two games, while Liverpool have been conceding goals they have also scored nine in all competitions. Draw.

What do you think will happen in these three games?

Rise to the top: What Spurs can expect from Vincent Janssen

Tottenham Hotspur’s search for a new striker is almost over. Dutch forward Vincent Janssen is poised to complete his move to the Premier League from AZ Alkmaar imminently, after revealing that he “won’t train with AZ anymore”.

The 22-year-old target man is quoted by Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad as saying: “The clubs are now really close to an agreement. I’m glad that it is almost complete. For me, it was clear from the beginning that I wanted to go to Spurs.

“It is a beautiful club with a fantastic stadium and heaps of potential. Anyone in my shoes would take this step.”

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Spurs fan will be delighted with Janssen’s comments ahead of the proposed move, which is set to cost the North London club around £18 million, as he is seemingly fully committed to Mauricio Pochettino’s vision.

Janssen has turned down interest from Premier League rivals West Ham, as well as French giants Paris Saint-Germain as he has his sight firmly set on Tottenham – something supporters will have be only too pleased to see.

The Dutchman’s arrival will give Spurs a much-needed backup option to Harry Kane as well as a player who will look to continue his rise to stardom under Pochettino’s guidance. So what can Spurs expect from their incoming frontman?

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Goals

As everyone knows, a striker’s main job is to score goals. If he doesn’t, then many fans would be quick to deem him a failure. But luckily, Janssen is no stranger to the back of the net. In fact, he scored more goals than any other player in the Dutch Eredivisie last season, bagging 27 in 34 league appearances.

Scoring 27 league goals in mighty impressive for any striker, but when you break down his feats from last term, it becomes all the more so. Janssen did not find the net in any of his first eight games but then bagged 20 in the second-half of the campaign, becoming the first player to do so for 52 years.

He is also the youngest player to score 25 or more league goals in an Eredivisie season since Brazilian legend Ronaldo did 20 years earlier.

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Now, you might be quick to point to the Eredivisie’s lack of quality compared to the Premier League, but let’s not forget that the likes of Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Luis Suarez and Wilfried Bony were all top scorers in the Netherlands before going on to enjoy success in England.

On top of his impressive league haul last season, the Feyenoord youth product scored three Europa League goals and has netted three in five international appearances for the Netherlands. His first international start came against England at Wembley in March in a game that saw Janssen named man of the match after picking up a goal and an assist in that 2-1 win.

Janssen will be hoping to enjoy a similarly successful path to that of Van Nistelrooy – a player he has often been compared to – and Spurs fans should be delighted at the prospect of seeing another natural goalscorer join Kane in the squad.

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Strength

Janssen might be three inches shorter than Harry Kane, but he weighs 14 kilograms more and makes sure he uses his strength to bully defenders and make space for himself and teammates inside the box. He thrived in a 4-2-3-1 system at AZ last term and should have no problem adapting to Pochettino’s style of play.

The 22-year-old registered four assists last term and made the third-most key passes of all strikers in the Eredivisie. So as well as being a lethal finisher inside the penalty area, Janssen is a talented provider when it comes to carving out chances for teammates.

Table: Janssen's 2015/16 league statistics compared to Kane's (Stats via Squawka).

Table: Janssen’s 2015/16 league statistics compared to Kane’s (Stats via Squawka).

Future star

Spurs are paying for a player to come in and make an immediate impact at the club but also for a player that looks on course to continue to improve as he develops further. This time last year, Janssen had yet to kick a ball in Dutch football’s top league. He had just joined AZ from Almere City in the second tier, where he scored 32 goals in 74 appearances in all competitions, but stepped up to an improved league without any real difficulty.

He will need to step up again with a move to the Premier League but this a player who should have little trouble in doing so. He is a player who has always worked relentlessly hard to better his game, as vouched for by former youth coach, Gaston Taument: “There has not been a day that Janssen has not used optimally. That shows his character: he is a fighter, a hardy spirit. 

“I think it’s incredible that Vincent fought in the second tier and bounced back,” Taument added in an interview with Voetbal International.

He is a player that has Dutch fans excited for the future. The national team may have missed out on the European Championships this summer but in Janssen, the Oranje have an emerging star to build a successful team around once more.

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When he eventually completes his expected move to Spurs, they will have a player that fits the mould of the current team perfectly: A young star blessed with huge amounts of talent and even more potential.

While he will not be guaranteed regular first-team starts at Spurs because of Harry Kane’s importance to the side, Janssen will look to showcase his battling spirit and determination to the White Hart Lane crowd at any opportunity he receives.

Spurs needed a backup for their superstar forward. They look to have got one of those, but one who could go on to be as good, if not better than last year’s leading Premier League goalscorer…

How good a signing is Vincent Janssen for Tottenham? 

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Stoke vs Tottenham

Competition: Premier League – Stoke City vs. Tottenham Hotspur 

Venue: Britannia Stadium – Monday, April 18 – 20:00 BST (15:00 ET)

Match Odds: Stoke City 7/2 – Draw 13/5 – Tottenham Hotspur 4/5

Match Preview

Stoke City host Tottenham in this week’s Monday night Premier League clash as title-chasing Spurs will look to keep the pressure on Leicester through the final stretch of the campaign.

The Potters have been refreshing at times this season, playing an aggressive style of football which has broken the old style set by Tony Pulis. Mark Hughes really has to be credited for the attractive football they now play and he will look back over the season as a successful one.

Saying that, recent form has been less than ideal as they have only won once in their last five in the top flight. They will be looking to make sure their hard work this season results in a top half finish, which is more than deserved.

Stoke come into the game off the back of their 4-1 thumping at the hands of Liverpool last week and will need to avoid a second-straight heavy defeat to Spurs here.

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Tottenham on the other hand will want to push Leicester City all the way in this year’s title race. The Lilywhites have their best ever chance to win the league and the 3-0 win over Manchester United last Sunday illustrates they are not giving up easily.

Being the highest scorers and having the best defence would usually win you the title but this year Leicester’s incredible success has kept them ahead of Spurs. They look set to remain above the North London outfit for the rest of the way but nothing can be ruled out.

Spurs are relying on a slip up from the Foxes on Sunday but Spurs fans have plenty of reason for optimism even if they don’t win the title this year. You get the feeling they are a team that is destined for years at the top, with an excellent young side being coached by an excellent manager in Mauricio Pochettino.

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Team News

Stoke City will be without Jack Butland (ankle), Jon Walters (knee), Glen Johnson (knee), Marc Wilson (knee). Glenn Whelan (back), Marko Arnautovic (knee), Marc Muniesa (knock) are all doubts. Erik Pieters is suspended.

Tottenham Hotspur are definitely without Nabil Bentaleb who has a knee injury. Clinton N’Jie (knee) and Harry Kane (hip) are doubts but the latter is expected to still start up front as he has done in every game up to this point.

Key Points

Stoke City’ last five: D/L/W/D/L

Tottenham Hotspur’s last five: D/W/W/D/W

Key Stat: Tottenham have only lost once in their last fifteen away trips in the Premier League.

Key Player: Dele Alli – The young England midfielder has not ceased to amaze this year and has a deserved nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year award. His partnership with Harry Kane may prove the difference once again in another huge game for Spurs.

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Score Prediction

Stoke City 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur – Tottenham have been – depending what way you look at it – the Premier League side with the most quality this year, easily playing the most attractive style of football. We expect a routine victory on Monday night at Stoke to keep faint title hopes alive.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur

Competition: Premier League – Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Venue: Anfield – Saturday, April 2 – 17:30 BST (12:30 ET)

Match Odds: Liverpool 6/4 – Draw 12/5 – Tottenham 7/4

Match Preview

Liverpool welcome Premier League title chasers Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield this weekend in a game which is usually packed full of action. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Southampton before the international break after having a comfortable 2-0 advantage.

European football is still on the agenda for Liverpool, they sit 9th but are only six points off the top four, we can expect plenty of changes to the table during the run-in to the end of the season.

Liverpool have scored 18 goals and are unbeaten against Tottenham in the last six meetings between the sides.

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Tottenham are still within a shout of winning the league, they are five points off top spot so they must ensure they win every game until the end of the season to do everything they can to challenge for the title.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side look destined for a top four finish now barring an unthinkable run of poor form, Spurs fans would have been more than happy with their side securing Champions League football at the start of the season.

Tottenham secured a convincing 3-0 win over Bournemouth before the international break. They started that game incredibly well, scoring within a minute, if they can start this game in similar fashion they will no doubt cause Liverpool problems.

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Team News

Liverpool have six injury concerns coming into this tie. Christian Benteke, Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Lucas Leiva and Jordan Rossiter are all out, while Roberto Firmino is a doubt.

Tottenham have a shorter injury list, with just four players who could miss out. Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are both expected to be out, while Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela are both doubts.

Key Points

Liverpool’s last five: D/W/W/W/L

Tottenham’s last five: W/L/D/W/W

Key Stat: Liverpool are unbeaten in 15 of their last 16 home games against Spurs in all competitions. 

Key Player: Harry Kane – The Spurs goal machine has netted 21 in the league this season and scored a stunner for England to spark their comeback against Germany in the international break, he is in great form and will be looking to cause Liverpool problems this weekend.

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Score Prediction

Liverpool 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur – Tottenham to just edge it and put a winless run of six games against Liverpool behind them. If Spurs are to lose in this one they could find themselves completely out of the race for the title, so there is added pressure on Pochettino’s side to perform here. 

Stats: Is Harry Kane on track to beat last season’s Premier League goal haul?

Today we explore if Harry Kane is on track to top his Premier League goal tally of 21 from the 2014/15 season in the final nine games of the current campaign… 

Tottenham Hotspur are chasing their first domestic league title since the 1960/61 season. They are currently in second place, five points behind leaders Leicester City. To stand the best chance of winning the title, they will need their key players on form for the remaining nine games of the season.

And one man who will need to carry his side through the final stages is Harry Kane. The English forward has played a pivotal role in a vast amount of games again this season, including his stunning strike in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal last weekend – but is he going to better last season’s tally of 21 Premier League goals in the remaining fixtures?

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Below are his standout offensive statistics from the current Premier League season, compared to his figures from 2014/15 campaign.

 Harry Kane Apps Goals Shot Acc Strike Rate Shots Per Game Minutes Per Goal Mins Played
2015/16 29 17 63% 0.58 4 150 2561
2014/15 34 21 58% 0.61 3.3 123 2582

Table: Harry Kane’s attacking statistics over the last two Premier League seasons (statistics provided by Squawka).

As we can see Kane netted 21 goals in 34 appearances last season, compared to his total of 17 in 29 so far in 2015/16. He has improved his shot accuracy by five percent but his strike rate has marginally dropped.

Kane is averaging four shots per game, which is an increase of 0.7 from the 14/15 campaign but his minutes-per-goal ratio has increased by 27 minutes over the past year, meaning goals are coming less frequently for the 22-year-old Spurs star.

He has played almost the same number of minutes (2561) in his 29 appearances this season compared to 34 appearances (2582) from the 14/15 campaign and will continue to be relied upon through the final stages of the campaign.

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With those statistics in mind, Kane would fail to reach a higher amount of goals by the time he reaches 34 games. He will hypothetically only find the net three times in his next five appearances, based on his current goal output figures.

But it must be noted that, providing Kane stays injury-free until the end of the season, he has nine games left in the Premier League. If he features in all nine – which is more than likely – he will have made four more appearances than in the 14/15 season and would have played in every Premier League game this term.

With the remaining nine outings offering 810 minutes at the very least, Kane’s output of 150 minutes-per-goal would see him find the net at least five more times.

So with that in mind, Kane’s overall tally this season should approach the 22 goal mark, going one better than he manager last year.

Can Harry Kane fire Tottenham to the Premier League title? Will he beat his tally of 21 Premier League goals from last season?

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Tottenham vs West Ham United

Competition: Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

Venue: White Hart Lane – Sunday, November 22 – 16:00 GMT (11:00 ET)

Match Odds: Tottenham 8/15 – Draw 16/5 – West Ham 5/1

Match Preview

Tottenham welcome West Ham United to White Hart Lane on Sunday in what has the makings of a London derby not to be missed.

Spurs are in a great run of form, unbeaten in their last 11 league games, losing just the once on the opening day.

Tottenham come into this one off the back of their 1-1 draw against Arsenal before the international break. This was a good point but they could have easily taken all three, having outplayed the home side for the large majority of the match.

If Spurs are to make a serious charge for the top four this season these are the sort of games they must win, but it is going to be a tough ask for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

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West Ham sit in a very respectable sixth place, only behind Spurs on goal-difference after their impressible start to the season.

They have already proved they have what it takes to win tough games against the top teams this season, with wins against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

West Ham’s away form has been impeccable. They have four wins, one draw and one loss on the road, so are proving a nightmare for home sides to deal with.

This is a huge game for both sides as they are in great form. West Ham are without Dimitri Payet, which is a real concern for them, as he has been so instrumental this season.

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Team News

Tottenham could be without as many as six players for this one. Nacer Chadli and Alex Pritchard are out, while Moussa Dembele, Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are doubts. Erik Lamela is suspended. Pochettino has some key players missing here and will be hoping Dembele can feature in the game given his fantastic run of form. Dele Alli will be looking to start once again after his performances earned him a place in the England starting lineup and scoring a wonder goal against France in midweek.

West Ham could also be without six players. James Collins is suspended, while Enner Valencia and Dimitri Payet are out. Alex Song, Pedro Obiang and Darren Randolph are doubtful. Payet will be huge miss for West Ham. The Frenchman has netted five goals so far this season and been key to their success.

Key Points

Tottenham’s last five in the Premier League: D/D/W/W/D

West Ham’s last five in the Premier League: D/W/W/L/D

Key Stat: Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 11 outings. They will be expecting to continue their great run of form.

Key Player: Harry Kane – The Englishman looks to have his magic touch back in front of goal, having netted five in his last three. He will be looking to cause problems for the away side here.

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Score Prediction

Tottenham 2-1 West Ham – A real close tie that we expect the hosts to just edge. With key players missing it will be interesting to see who steps up to the mark for both sides.