Antonio Conte on Saturday noon set a new record of being the first manager of Tottenham to be unbeaten in his first 8 league matches with a 96th minutes goal from Sanchez to keep the Spurs in the race for champions league qualification.
The victory for Conte’s team meant that he has won 5, draw 3, scored 14 goals, conceded 4, and had 5 clean sheets out of his first 8 games in the league, a record which has shown the rapid improvement of the team.
Tottenham Stats Before Conte
SPURS ARE WOEFUL IN ATTACK:
Goals: 4 (17th)
Shots: 57 (18th)
Shots per game: 9.33 (20th)
Shot-Creating Actions (SCA): 59 (19th)
SCA per 90 mins: 14.17 (20th)
Big chances per 90 mins: 1.00 (18th)
Touches in the penalty box: 112 (17th)
Crosses: 50 (19th)
Passes under pressure: 306 (19th)
Statistics have shown that the attacking prowess of the team had really diminished with Tottenham only scoring 4 goals, a record which is not peculiar to them, with only Son scoring from an open play, while Kane had only managed to score one single, his worst record ever since his professional debut.
Off The Ball, The Spurs Are Even Worse
Total presses made: 950 (2nd)
Successful press %: 23.6 (20th)
Distance Covered per 90: 99km (20th)
Shots on target allowed: 22 (2nd)
Crosses allowed: 63 (2nd)
Tottenham recorded the worst of the among the elite team in the competition, they recorded the most fewer shots on target.
Tottenham was able to win 5, lose 5 out of their first 10 league game, a stat not befitting a top team.
Tottenham Under Conte
Since his appointment at the team, Conte had been able to secure 18 out of 24 points and remain unbeaten, a record which is only superseded by Man city.
Tottenham had been registering 0.9 goals per league match, which has increased to 2.0 under Conte.
Conte has also improved and tightened the backline of a team that was letting in 1.6 goals per game before he arrived, but now they are letting in 0.5 per match, the best figure in the premier league. The Tottenham team is now covering 114km ground per game unlike the 100km covered before his arrival.
The attacking force of the team had also sharpened since his arrival, scoring 14 goals and conceding the fewest since his arrival. Kane and Son had also improved in their gaming style with the forward now getting back to his form.
With his arrival, Tottenham is now perceived as part of the major contender for the champions league qualification, sitting 6th on the table with 2 games in hand, a victory for them in these 2 matches will see them override Arsenal who sat at 4th position with a 2 points lead above the Spurs.