The stats that suggest Tottenham duo should BOTH play ahead of Eriksen - London Football News

The stats that suggest Tottenham duo should BOTH play ahead of Eriksen

Son Heung-min and the fit-again Erik Lamela have been involved in more goals for Tottenham on a per-minute basis than Christian Eriksen this season, statistics show.

Tottenham face Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Wembley on Wednesday and many fans have been discussing whether Son or Lamela is the more deserving of a place in the starting XI.

Son has been exceptional recently, netting a double against Rochdale last Wednesday and following it up with two more goals in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the weekend.

Despite Son’s form, Lamela was given the nod ahead of him at Juventus in the first leg three weeks ago and it’s likely that one will miss out on a starting spot on Wednesday.

However, analysis by fantasy football game in fact suggest both might deserve to play rather than Eriksen.

The Dane’s record of a goal or an assist every 161 minutes in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup this season is less impressive on paper than both Son and Lamela.

Son has been directly involved in a goal, on average, every 108 minutes. And Lamela has an average of 159 minutes.

3 Comments on "The stats that suggest Tottenham duo should BOTH play ahead of Eriksen"

  1. Steve Smyrk | 07/03/2018 at | Reply

    I will agree that Son deserves to play, but Lamela is a liability, and Erikson makes things happen for Spurs. Lamela has shown all too often his reckless side, with needless late fouls and niggley pushes and comments. If he plays tonight, he’ll definately get a yellow card, possibly a red. I don’t want him out there at all !

  2. Mick Sale | 07/03/2018 at | Reply

    To even consider to leave out Erikson and play Lamela from the start mwould be wrong

  3. james grogan | 07/03/2018 at | Reply

    Stats really do lie, could never replace the heartbeat of the team with ultra one-footed Lamela, the rabona is only easy for him because he has only one foot, on a footnote,never been so happy to see one of our own suspended ,just wish Aurier was stood down for 9 games , spotted something on VARS anything, Kane picking up ball realising he should let Aurier take throw,but takes throw himself, has to be seen

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