It’s still very early days in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign, however, Spurs’ recent form has left fans feeling extremely optimistic about their side’s chances of returning to the top four this season. The North London outfit have been extremely entertaining to watch so far this campaign, with strike duo Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane proving lethal throughout September and October.
Son is the division’s top marksman with eight goals in his opening six appearances, and he’s also chipped in with a couple of assists. Strike partner Harry Kane has got on the score-sheet five times so far, and has also chalked up a league-leading eight assists. They have now combined for 29 top flight strikes, with only the partnership of Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard having proved more prolific. The Chelsea duo were unstoppable under Jose Mourinho, and the Portuguese coach appears to have another extremely potent double act on his hands once again.
This is good news for punters who bet on football with Betfair, as there are plenty of outright markets which provide decent value for pro-Spurs backers. Harry Kane is the 7/2 joint-favourite to finish as the Premier League’s top goalscorer this season, whereas the Lilywhites can be now be backed at 10/11 for a top four finish. Although their hectic early-season schedule could potentially count against them, Spurs look a far more reliable proposition than their near-neighbours Arsenal, who have already suffered three defeats in their opening six games.
Although Mourinho is generally viewed as a defensive-minded coach, he has managed to turn Spurs into an exciting team who create chances and play an exciting brand of football. Since the former Manchester United boss replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019, the deadly duo have registered 66 goals and assists between them, with only Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne coming close to matching this impressive tally. Over the last 11 months, he has tweaked the system and asked Kane to drop deeper throughout the 90 minutes. This has allowed the wide-men to run in behind, regularly causing panic in the opposition defence. Although Mourinho has been keen to credit his predecessor, he must be applauded for taking the duo to the next level.
Kane and Son also have a decent relationship off the field, and their telepathic understanding of one another’s game has been honed and developed over a number of years. The duo are just seven goals shy of the all-time Premier League record, and recent evidence suggests that there is still plenty more to come from the talented twosome.
Although Spurs were far from their best at Turf Moor on October 26th, Son’s diving header from a Kane flick-on proved to be the match-winning moment. With games against Chelsea, Manchester City and bitter rivals Arsenal on the horizon, the next month is likely to prove pivotal for the North Londoners, and fans will be desperately hoping that the squad can remain fit and focused despite an energy-sapping schedule.
Following the departure of Christian Eriksen, some Spurs supporters were understandably worried about chance creation. However, Son and Kane have stepped up to the plate, and the duo have looked unstoppable during the opening couple of months of the campaign. With Drogba and Lampard within their sights, it surely won’t be long until this in-form dynamic duo can firmly establish themselves as the top flight’s deadliest double act of all time.