Although the Conte era at Tottenham hasn’t been perfect (we’re looking at you, defeat to Mura), the Italian remains unbeaten in the Premier League, steadying what had appeared to be a sinking ship. After drawing his Premier League return against Everton, Tottenham have won their past two matches in the league, beating Leeds and Brentford – with both wins coming at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. As a result, Tottenham have jumped up to sixth in the table, just two points behind fourth-placed West Ham ahead of what appears, on paper, to be a favourable December fixture list with the exception of a game against Liverpool.
It starts with the visit of Norwich, who remain in the relegation zone despite their recent unbeaten run. The Canaries have not lost in four Premier League matches, three of which have come since Dean Smith replaced Daniel Farke in the dugout. The former Aston Villa boss has led Norwich to a win and two draws, beating Southampton in his first game before drawing with Wolves and Newcastle, having the come from behind against the latter. As a result, Norwich are just three points from safety, but with teams around them also dropping points the Canaries will feel like they have missed an opportunity.
Tottenham vs Norwich: Match Stats
Son Heung-min has been directly involved in more Premier League goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium than any other player, scoring 19 and providing 15 assists. Harry Kane, meanwhile, has scored five goals in three Premier League games against Norwich, hurting the team he previously spent time on loan at.
Norwich are the lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, netting just eight goals in their 14 games so far. They have also failed to score in nine of their 16 games across all competitions.
22 January 2020 – Tottenham 2-1 Norwich – Premier League
28 December 2019 – Norwich 2-2 Tottenham – Premier League
2 February 2016 – Norwich 0-3 Tottenham – Premier League
26 December 2015 – Tottenham 3-0 Norwich – Premier League
Tottenham are unbeaten in their past four Premier League games against Norwich but did lose the last meeting, being knocked out of the FA Cup on penalties in 2020. They have also won their last three Premier League home games against Norwich, having only managed two in their first six in the competition.