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Tottenham can equal one of Arsenal’s most impressive Premier League records this season

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 20:30, 29 February 2024

Tottenham will be seeking a return to successful ways in the Premier League when they visit Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Ange Postecoglou’s are smarting following a 2-1 loss against Wolves at home last time out. Consequently, they head into this latest round of fixtures having accumulated 11 points from the last 21 available.

It’s a poor run that has seen them concede fourth place to Aston Villa, who are now five points ahead, though Spurs have played one game fewer.

That being said, they can be relied upon to find the net despite dropping points. Tottenham has scored in each of their last 37 Premier League games (March 2023 onwards), the outright second-longest such run in the competition’s history.

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Spurs are now on the cusp of managing an equivalent of a 38-game season without being shut out. Arsenal, who hold the outright record, scored in 55 straight games between May 2001 and December 2002.

Furthermore, the Gunners remain the only side in Premier League history that has scored at least one goal in every match of a Premier League season, which they achieved in 2001/02.

Postecoglou, who built a reputation as a forward-thinking and proactive modern coach in his native land and Japan, ruled Scotland’s top flight with an iron fist as Celtic won back-to-back Scottish Premiership crowns. It was a good enough resume for Spurs’ chairman, Daniel Levy, who became enamoured with high-profile names in recent years only to bite him on the backside.

For the Lilywhites to score in 25 consecutive matches without Harry Kane, who departed for Bayern Munich last summer, is a testament to Postecoglou’s approach. Even during a turbulent spell of four losses across five matches, the Australian coach wasn’t prepared to compromise on his tactics.

“Nothing really changes, we stay the course,” he told SpursPlay. “We want to set a standard in terms of the type of football we want to play and we’re not going to waver on that.

“Obviously we’re going through a tough time in terms of results at the moment, there’s areas of our game we need to keep working on and improving and that only comes from what we do on the training track and information we give the players.

“And I’m sure the players are as determined as anyone to turn things around in terms of the result process but at the same time not wavering from the football we want to play.”

Tottenham are 5/2 to score in every Premier League game this season. Postecoglou’s side face Palace this weekend. Spurs have won their last eight meetings by an aggregate score of 17-1.

However, they still have a series of tough fixtures, including trips to Villa Park, St James’ Park and Anfield. Before encountering Liverpool, they face tough matches against Manchester City and Arsenal at home.