Statistic shows how Conte has transformed Spurs defensively – Best in PL

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Tottenham Hotspur have conceded the fewest big chances among all the sides in the Premier League since Antonio Conte took charge.

Spurs are still unbeaten in the league under Conte in eight matches, the longest run of any new manager in Tottenham’s history.

The North Londoners have won five of those eight matches, keeping five clean sheets in the process.

Conte has also managed to rejuvenate Harry Kane after his lacklustre start to the campaign, with the striker netting three goals in his last four league games.

However, it is certainly Tottenham’s defensive improvement that has catapulted them right back into the race for the top four.

Stats suggest that the five clean sheets Spurs have kept during the last eight games is not down to an element of luck but rather because Conte’s men rarely give away any big changes to the opposition.

Tottenham have just given up three big chances to their opponents under Conte (via Fantasy Premier League), which is four fewer than any other side across the division.

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Except for the game against Norwich where Dean Smith’s side had two or three good opportunities to score, we have not really conceded too many chances to the opposition even in periods were we are not on top.

Even though we struggled in the first half against Southampton last week, the Saints never really cut us open and created clear-cut opportunities.

That sort of defensive organisation at the back is a hallmark of Conte and is one of the main reasons for our improved results. However, we have to work on our decision making and delivery in the final third so that we can start putting games to bed.

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