Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has said that Tottenham Hotspur have been as impressive as any other side in the Premier League so far this season but admitted that Manchester City are still the team to beat.
Following their defeat to Sporting in the Champions League last week, which was Tottenham’s first loss since April, Antonio Conte’s men returned to winning ways on Saturday when they thrashed Leicester City 6-2, courtesy of a second-half hat-trick by Son Heung-min.
The result means that Spurs have accumulated 17 points from a total of 21 on offer so far this season, even though their performances have not always been convincing.
Heading into the international break, the Lilywhites are tied on points with Manchester City and sit just one point below league leaders Arsenal.
Writing about the Gunners’ start to the season, Shearer admitted that we will know a lot more following the North London derby and Arsenal’s trip to Anfield at the start of October.
The Newcastle legend wrote in his column for BBC Sport: “It’s been a strange start to this campaign by some of the big clubs, with Liverpool being nowhere near the levels we know they can be. Chelsea have been the same, and they have had more upheaval after their change of manager.
“Manchester United made a really poor start too but they have recovered well, while Tottenham are still unbeaten and are right up there along with Manchester City, who are still the team to beat.
“I still think Arsenal’s main target is a return to the top four for the first time since 2016, and they have not done too much wrong so far. Their next two league games at the start of October, at home to Spurs and Liverpool, will tell us more about whether they can sustain this strong start but, right now, their fans will be enjoying what they are seeing.”
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Almost every single season, fans and pundits alike, tend to get carried away by how various teams start the season.
Realistically, the table will only start to take shape after around 15 games, and there will be a lot more twists and turns left this season.
So, we should only be concentrating on taking one game at a time for the moment, and should not really be looking at the results of our rivals.
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