Tottenham Hotspur are back in the swing of things after a blip in November. Mauricio Pochettino‘s men have won three on the bounce and have scored ten goals in the process.

Next up for Spurs are top of the table Manchester City, who have won 15 consecutive league matches and dropped just the two points all season, at the Etihad on Saturday evening (5:30pm kick-off).

If they're able to safely navigate the trip up north then they have a favourable run of games over the festive period and could claw back the four-point lead Chelsea, who sit in third, have over them.

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Tottenham Hotspur Key Stats

  • Pochettino's team have scored in 14 of their 17 Premier League matches. Only Arsenal, Swansea City and Manchester United have been able to keep a clean sheet against them
  • Only the two Manchester clubs (8) have scored more set piece goals than Spurs this year (7)
  • Spurs have averaged 60 per cent possession in their Premier League matches this term, only Man City have averaged more (66 per cent)

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