Journalist Oliver Young-Myles has posted some alarming stats about Tottenham’s lack of goals and points without Dejan Kulusevski in the side.
Kulusevski has been out with a hamstring problem since last month’s international break, with the Swede having missed the last seven matches across all competitions.
Antonio Conte admitted following Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to Newcastle United on Sunday that the club expected the 22-year-old to make a swift recovery but his problem turned out to be ‘worse’ than they anticipated (Football.London).
It is unclear as of now when Kulusevski will be available and the stats certainly suggest that Spurs desperately need the former Juventus star to return as soon as possible.
Young-Myles has taken to social media to reveal that in the six Premier League matches Kulusevski has started this season, Tottenham remain unbeaten, and average 2.6 goals and 2.3 points per game.
In stark contrast, without the Sweden international, Conte’s men average a miserly 1.1 goals and 1.5 points per game, having lost three of those six.
Dejan Kulusevski has started half of Tottenham’s 12 Premier League games this season:
– When he’s started: Unbeaten & averaged 2.6 goals & 2.3 points per game
– When he’s not started: Lost 3/Won 3 & averaged 1.1 goals & 1.5 points per game
— Oliver Young-Myles (@OMyles90) October 23, 2022
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Without Kulusevski, Spurs lack an attacker who is good at carrying the ball and running at the opposition back line, with Son’s best asset being his movement off the ball. So, if I were Conte, I would be tempted to bring Lucas Moura back into the starting lineup as soon as possible.
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