Title odds 2016-17 7-1
Star man Harry Kane
The striker could not have proved any more categorically that he is no oneseason wonder by comfortably surpassing 20 Premier League goals, despite a slow start to the season. The biggest compliment that can be paid to Kane is that he is now expected to score big goals.
What went right
Pochettino has built a Tottenham team full of energy and desire that has developed a superb link with the club’s supporters. The addition of Toby Alderweireld helped to plug the leaks in defence that had cost Spurs last season, while the emergence of Dele Alli was a huge plus.
What went wrong?
Too many draws. In many ways, it was fitting that Tottenham missed out on the title following draws against West Brom and Chelsea, as Pochettino’s men have been guilty of letting leads slip.
Lame duck Nabil Bentaleb
The midfielder was excellent for Mauricio Pochettino last season, but spent a long spell on the sidelines through injury and has failed to make any sort of impact this season. It is hard to envisage that the 21-yearold still has a big future at White Hart Lane.
What’s the verdict on Mauricio Pochettino?
The Argentine has signed a contract extension and is keen to lead Spurs into the Champions League. Hanging on to their head coach could be far more difficult for Spurs next summer, particularly if Real Madrid are looking for a manager.