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Last season's injury breakdown

According to the Sports Injury Index 2019 compiled by insurance broker Marsh JLT Specialty, the Spurs squad sustained a total of 61 injuries which was only bettered by Manchester United’s 63.

Tottenham’s players were missing for a combined 1,652 days.

In comparison, injury figures for the rest of the top 6 are:

Liverpool 50
Arsenal 49
Chelsea 50
City 44 .


Some extracts from another source, a summary of the above for Spurs fans:

Tottenham Hotspur suffered some high profile injuries during crucial points of the last campaign.

The beginning of 2019 certainly was not kind to Harry Kane, Tottenham were riding high in the Premier League and also active in the FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League when the striker sustained ligament damage to his ankle late in the top flight loss to Manchester United at Wembley (Guardian).

The injury kept the forward sidelined until for 40 days and suffered another ankle problem during the Champions League quarter final first leg against Manchester City in April that saw him miss the rest of the Premier League campaign, only to re-appear in the final of Europe’s most prestigious cup competition against Liverpool where he performned well below par.

Dele Alli also missed a total of 21 matches last season with respective hamstring and high problems to add to Mauricio Pochettino’s woes.

It is without doubt a concern to have that many injuries in a season.

It didn't help that many of Spurs players were involved in competitive games outside of the club, for example the world cup and Son involved in the Asian cup, played until January 25th as late as that.

posted on 14/8/19



Club

Points

Total number of injuries

Total days out

Total cost of injuries

1. Manchester City

98

44

1,407

£26,345,944

2. Liverpool

97

50

1,136

£15,153,667

3. Chelsea

72

50

1,014

£11,475,608

4. Tottenham Hotspur

71

61

1,652

£17,889,083

5. Arsenal

70

49

1,771

£24,169,244

6. Manchester United

66

63

1,238

£25,171,708

posted on 14/8/19

I do find these posts quite tedious, we always seem to be looking for reasons why opponents performed better than us.

On the face of it, both City & Liverpool are a step up from us in terms of performance and consistency and rightly so.

Our objectives this season should be twofold: a) make up as much ground as we can on both of those two teams.
b) Ensure that we stay ahead of the rest of the pack comprising Chelsea, Arsenal & United.

Quite simple really and we will know more about where we are after 10 matches.

Saturday we will either do extremely well v City, or they will beat us comfortably.

Doing extremely well in my opinion is by coming away with a draw or better. Doing okay will be if we only lose by 1-2 goals maximum.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 14/8/19

comment by GeniusGreaves (U1302)
posted 27 minutes ago
I do find these posts quite tedious, we always seem to be looking for reasons why opponents performed better than us.

On the face of it, both City & Liverpool are a step up from us in terms of performance and consistency and rightly so.

Our objectives this season should be twofold: a) make up as much ground as we can on both of those two teams.
b) Ensure that we stay ahead of the rest of the pack comprising Chelsea, Arsenal & United.

Quite simple really and we will know more about where we are after 10 matches.

Saturday we will either do extremely well v City, or they will beat us comfortably.

Doing extremely well in my opinion is by coming away with a draw or better. Doing okay will be if we only lose by 1-2 goals maximum.
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City are better than us Genius, but I don`t consider Liverpool better. Sure they had a better season than Spurs last season, but that is to discount the previous five seasons when Spurs were better. This season should be a lot more equal again.

Are players like Henderson, Milner, Lovren really better than anything Spurs have. They rely heavily on their front three and VVD. Long term injuries to any of those and Liverpool will struggle in my opinion. Are players like Lallana and Ox really any better than any of our squad players?

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 14/8/19

comment by GeniusGreaves (U1302)
posted 30 minutes ago
I do find these posts quite tedious, we always seem to be looking for reasons why opponents performed better than us.

On the face of it, both City & Liverpool are a step up from us in terms of performance and consistency and rightly so.

Our objectives this season should be twofold: a) make up as much ground as we can on both of those two teams.
b) Ensure that we stay ahead of the rest of the pack comprising Chelsea, Arsenal & United.

Quite simple really and we will know more about where we are after 10 matches.

Saturday we will either do extremely well v City, or they will beat us comfortably.

Doing extremely well in my opinion is by coming away with a draw or better. Doing okay will be if we only lose by 1-2 goals maximum.
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Any loss mate is not doing OK. Whether 1-0 or 10-0 a loss is a loss. Only winning in my book is considered good. But if we are to be serious about mixing it with the big boys, then surely we cannot just go up to City and roll over. We beat them in the CL, we always used to beat them before the money, so we should be looking to beat them again. Spurs have invested in the squad, so no more excuses now this season.

I don`t want Spurs going to any of the so called big six, and hoisting the white flag before a ball has been kicked.

posted on 14/8/19

Sandy The bloke who knows fack all about anything

posted on 14/8/19

Hi Sandy

Until we can field our first choice team, which in my opinion includes Son, Lo Celso & Dele, none of which will be available Saturday, then we have to be realistic in our expectations. At best I expect Lo Celso to be on the bench and will Verts figure after the reports re his not being up to scratch in training?

If Verts is not playing then our defence loses at least 30-40% of it’s effectiveness, which is critical when playing City.

I am not advocating defeat, I am just looking at how we would view any results from the match.

Remember it will only be N’Dombele’s second outing and the tempo will be far higher than the Villa game.

City seemed to have picked up where they left off last season, and whilst it was only West Ham they beat it was still a convincing performance all round.

I still think it will be a cracking game and the first 15-20 minutes will be vital for us and we must not concede.

If we can weather the initial onslaught and settle into our own rhythm we should be okay.

comment by mancini (U7179)

posted on 14/8/19

Op, your numbers are dodgy to say the least.
Mendy & KDB alone accumulated more than 50 days each.

posted on 14/8/19

comment by mancini (U7179)
posted 15 minutes ago
Op, your numbers are dodgy to say the least.
Mendy & KDB alone accumulated more than 50 days each.
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Op doesn't mention how many days city players were injured, just the amount of injuries.

From this thread, it seems that if you spend too long in a morespurs article you gradually lose IQ points.

posted on 14/8/19

comment by Manfrombelmonty (U1705)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by mancini (U7179)
posted 15 minutes ago
Op, your numbers are dodgy to say the least.
Mendy & KDB alone accumulated more than 50 days each.
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Op doesn't mention how many days city players were injured, just the amount of injuries.

From this thread, it seems that if you spend too long in a morespurs article you gradually lose IQ points.
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Yeah that happened on the Watford board once.

posted on 14/8/19

RIP Watford Bob

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