It has been a very successful start to the season for Tottenham Hotspur. Now it is time to see who has been leading the team, and who has been disappointing.
Harry Kane continues to shine as he tries to lead Spurs into a Champions League spot or even win the title. The top man for Spurs continues to shine as he bagged another brace against Everton today in a huge 3-2 win. In just 12 games in 2017, Kane has scored a total of 14 goals. Kane now leads the Premier League with a total of 19 goals on the season, one ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. If Spurs are to challenge Chelsea and stay in the hunt for a Champions League spot, Kane will need to stay in brilliant form. Kane looks to win a second straight Golden Boot award.
Another huge piece to Tottenham’s success this season has the been the growth of Dele. The young Englishman continues to shine and draw in interest from big clubs like Real Madrid. Ever since firing off three straight games with a brace, Dele has been in marvelous form. The straight red Dele drew in the second leg of the Europa League against Gent, is what is keep his critics saying he needs to grow up. If he can keep his head straight and not make ridiculous challenges, Dele could be a vital part of Spurs heading down the stretch.
Tottenham has had an incredibly strong season which makes it hard to tell who is disappointing. The two players who need to make a bigger impact are new-comers Vincent Janssen and Moussa Sissoko. Janssen has only scored 4 goals in his 31 appearances with his new club, and most have come from the penalty spot. When Kane was absent, Janssen was supposed to pick the club up and carry the team. He didn’t have that immediate impact, but is starting to blossom into what he was brought here to do. Sissoko hasn’t brought much offensive impact to Spurs, but has produced two assists. The club paid 30 million for Sissoko, which is a club record, so his start hasn’t been the most ideal.
One of the biggest surprises for Spurs this season has been the emergence of youngster Harry Winks. The young 21-year-old from England has grown through the youth academy of Tottenham. Winks has mostly come on as a sub, but has shown so much potential this season. In his first start of the season, he scored his first goal against West Ham United. After scoring the goal he shared an incredible moment with manager Mauricio Pochettino.