Friday, 21 October 2016

Spurs are the biggest test so far for the Cherries

Tottenham might have slipped to a point off the top of the league, but they'll see their draw with WBA as an incentive to up their game again, which is not good news for AFCB. A bit of complacency in front of goal from Spurs is what AFCB supporters will hope to see, but Spurs have hit 13 goals so far in this campaign and they have a very cool finisher in Son Heung-min.
Spurs are yet to be defeated this season.
The squad of Spurs looks a little forward light in that Harry Kane is a long term injury and Vincent Janseen is their only other out and out number nine. But with Lamela, Eriksen and Alli in support they have enough fire power. The surprise has been the emergence of South Korea's Son Heung-min. He has loved the Premier League and became the first Asian player to win the player of the month award in September. He has already scored some remarkable goals and he's a player that the Cherries will be mindful of as he never gives up wayward passes as lost causes. He anticipates well and is always alert when the ball runs loose. 

Spurs have fallen off their strong start which was looking good when they beat Man City. Now they have found keepers hard to beat but they are still creating a lot of chances. They are also still unbeaten, so it will be a cautious approach needed to this game. Spurs had 78 per cent of the possession against WBA even if they did not win, so just keeping the ball of them will be difficult. Against Man City they pressed high and Man City's style of playing from the back was undone - Eddie Howe will have watched that video very carefully as playing from the back is something AFCB will be challenged on.

While AFCB might consider they have a score or two to settle with Spurs, they have never yet played their typical game against them. It was panic all round last season and AFCB's players have to try and impose their game this time and they have the home support to help them. A result against Spurs would really underline AFCB's good start and it has to be the aim to knock over some of the big sides at home now, if AFCB are to improve on what they achieved last season.

Spurs injury news - Danny Rose has a late fitness test while Toby Alderweireld is said to be recovering but not ready in time for this weekend, after being stretchered off at WBA, but Harry Kane is on the long term injury list.

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