Tottenham are currently without the injured Harry Kane and Son Heung-min – but just how important are they to the team?
Jose Mourinho has suggested that no team could cope with their injury problems and they’ve recently been knocked out of the FA Cup and Champions League.
We’ve looked at Spurs’ record in all competitions since the start of 2018-19 and compared their form when the two forwards are both starting to when they are both out of the line-up.
Win rate: 52.4%
Loss rate: 35.7%
Goals for: 83
Goals against: 60
Points per game: 1.6
Goals scored per game: 1.9
Goals against per game: 1.4
⚽️ 29’ Kane goes down but still managed to finish past Schmeichel
— Around The Grounds 🏟 (@ArndTheGrnds) September 21, 2019
Win rate: 13.3%
Loss rate: 53.3%
Goals for: 17
Goals against: 24
Points per game: 0.7
Goals scored per game: 1.1
Goals conceded per game: 1.6
As the numbers show, Tottenham’s win rate and points per game is significantly better when Kane and Son start, and that won’t surprise anybody.
Their loss rate is also nearly 20% higher when the pair are out of the team as they’ve lost over half of those 15 games since the start of 2018-19.
It is also notable that Spurs score nearly two goals per game when Kane is partnered with Son, but that drops to 1.1 goals per game when they are both unavailable.