Report: Worrying Spurs statistic for distance covered under Poch versus Nuno

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A report from Sky Sports has revealed that Tottenham have covered the least distance out of all the teams in the Premier League this season. 

Tottenham have endured a mixed opening few games to the campaign, in which they have recorded four wins and three losses in the division so far. 

Nuno Espirito Santo hit the ground running at the club recording three consecutive 1-0 wins against Manchester City, former employers Wolves and then Watford. 

However, Spurs eventually came unstuck and lost the following three encounters against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal – losing by an aggregate scoreline of 9-1. 

The manner in which Spurs were brushed aside in those defeats caused a bout of early season panic, as Nuno’s men were simply outclassed and outfought on every level. 

Sky Sports have crunched the numbers behind the North Londoners’ start to the season, and it has been revealed that they sit rock bottom in terms of distance covered – by quite some distance too. 

Spurs have covered just over 679km in the Premier League after seven games, while the next closest figure stands at 709km set by Aston Villa. 

It is a completely different look for Spurs, who found themselves towards the top of the running charts in second under former manager Mauricio Pochettino. 

It is also a stark contrast compared to the work put in by the likes of Leeds United (764km), Burnley and Norwich City (763.6km) who occupy the top three for mist distance covered. 

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Although running more does not necessarily correlate to points scored in the table, the numbers don’t exactly look too great.

It is slightly concerning, especially for a team that doesn’t dominate possession and one that sits deeper, while occupying less space on the pitch. 

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