The five-year statistic that drives home how poor Spurs were against Bournemouth

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It would be no exaggeration to claim that Tottenham and Bournemouth played out one of the dullest games of the Premier League season last night at the Vitality Stadium.

Some Spurs fans on social media were left fuming with the side’s lack of creativity going forward, with Jose Mourinho admitting that the team were not sharp enough.

What made the performance particularly hard to stomach was the fact that it came against Eddie Howe’s side, who have been camped in the bottom three for the majority of the season so far (SportsMole).

The Cherries have struggled to keep sides out this campaign, having conceded 57 goals so far, the third-most in the league.

It turns out that Bournemouth ‘s scoreless draw against Spurs is their first clean sheet since the 1-0 win over Chelsea in mid-December (Charlie Eccleshare).

Not only that, but Spurs also became the first team to fail to register a shot on target against Bournemouth since Middlesbrough in the Championship in 2015 (Daniel Storey).

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While it is clear that the team has improved defensively since the restart, it has come at the cost of Spurs’ offensive potential. Surely Jose and his coaching staff must be thinking of playing one of Lo Celso or Ndombele alongside a midfield pivot and a front four, despite the disaster that happened at Bramall Lane.

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