From Title Contenders to Draw Specialists: Tottenham's Premier League Collapse

The team from North London broke several negative records, and it seems that they cannot return to the performances that graced them at the very beginning of the season

by Sededin Dedovic
From Title Contenders to Draw Specialists: Tottenham's Premier League Collapse
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At the beginning of the season in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur was advertised as a potential candidate for the coveted trophy. With their new manager, the charismatic Ange Postecoglou, at the helm and a promising squad at his disposal, the North London club looked set for a strong campaign.

However, after 15 matches played, reality has not lived up to expectations and Tottenham now hold a rather unfortunate record. Their season got off to a flying start as they secured six wins and a draw against Arsenal in their opening seven matches.

This impressive run took them to the top of the table, raising hopes of a real challenge for the title. However, the momentum soon began to change. A series of injuries and inconsistent performances led to Tottenham's downfall, losing ground to the league leaders.

Big Crisis of the Last 5 Games

In the last five rounds, the situation became quite alarming for Postecoglou and his team. They drew all five games after leading 1-0, failing to secure a single victory. This bizarre run of results made them the first club in Premier League history to achieve this unfortunate feat.

Tottenham's woes began with a disappointing 4-1 loss to Chelsea, where they surrendered a 1-0 lead. This was followed by further defeats to Wolverhampton (2-1) and Aston Villa (2-1), a 3-3 draw with Manchester City, and finally a 2-1 defeat to West Ham.

A Few Negative Records

Adding insult to injury, Tottenham also became the first club in the Premier League to lose three consecutive home matches after leading 1-0. This statistic emphasizes that team morale is poor, and that it is necessary to be the strongest when the result is in their favor.

With the season just over halfway through, Tottenham's title aspirations appear to be fading fast. Their inability to hold onto leads and close out games has cost them dearly, leaving them in the midst of a frustrating stretch of inconsistency.

Postecoglou and his team will need to quickly find a solution to this recurring problem if they are to revive their season and climb back up the table.

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