Tottenham Hotspur have had one extra opponent this year, as they have attempted to make strides in both Europe and their domestic leagues.
No, we’re not talking about Arsenal, or Chelsea, or any other Premier League rivals actually, the unstoppable opposition we refer to is injury.
Since the very start of the season, Tottenham have been plagued with injury, with a number of first team players spending extended periods of time on the side lines.
It has been very rare for Spurs to have something close to a full compliment of stars for a game this season, a fact that is reinforced by a new statistic revealed on Twitter today.
The Spurs Stat Man tweeted out a list of Tottenham players and how many games they had missed through injury so far this campaign.
The results gave an insight into exactly why Spurs seem to be struggling to maintain a title-winning level week in week out.
Number of Premier League games missed by #thfc players through injury this season:
Winks: 1 pic.twitter.com/f7hdE8nn4W
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) 14 January 2019
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