The seventh week of the Premier League season gets underway this lunchtime as David Wagner’s Huddersfield play host to a Tottenham side which makes the trip to Yorkshire off the back of a very impressive win in Midweek while on Champions League duties.
Harry Kane doesn’t just score goals in solitude as he was on hand to score the perfect hat-trick against APOEL Nicosia. The England international made it five goals in less than a week after his brace against West Ham put Mauricio Pochettino‘s men on the way to victory at the London Stadium.
They did however have to weather the storm as Slaven Bilic’s men cut the deficit back to one goal after Spurs had at one point taken a 3-0 lead and looked like the points would be wrapped up with plenty of minutes to spare. West Ham however have other ideas.
Javier Hernandez’s strike gave the East London outfit hope and that glimmer would have increased by the time Serge Aurier was sent off for two bookable offences. Add a Cheikhou Kouyaté goal into the mix and Tottenham certainly had to batten down the hatches.
Thankfully though there was not a full capitulation and Tottenham managed to stay resolute enough to earn the win which sees them continue to have a one hundred percent record away from home in the Premier League, a record they will look to add to when they face off against Huddersfield.
For Huddersfield it is a single point from their last two games while they also have failed to find the net during that time. Their unbeaten start to the campaign came to an end when they lost to West Ham just under a fortnight ago and they had to make do with a draw as their mini tour continued last weekend at Burnley.
The lack of goals will be of some concern to David Wagner as they have only scored five in their first half dozen matches but at the same time their league position can offer very few complaints as they find themselves eighth in the Premier League table.
They have however not won since the second weekend of the season when they beat Newcastle at home thanks to Aaron Mooy’s strike. The last four draws have warranted three draws and one defeat, so they are hard to break down but lacking sharpness at the other end.
This will also be the real acid test for Huddersfield as it is fair to say that they have a relatively smooth entrance into the Premier League across their first half dozen fixtures but this will be their first encounter against one of the perceived top six.
They have done well to get nine points on the board but they could be set for something resembling a fallow period now as they still have to play everyone else in that top six bracket after this lunchtime, have they managed to make enough hay while the sun has shone.
For Tottenham it will be about not only keeping up their own momentum but also hoping that Chelsea and Manchester City can take points off each other to increase their chances of having their own say in this season’s title race.
With Wembley still being the millstone around their neck it is imperative that they continue to pick up points on the road and I think they will do exactly that in a few hours in the shape of a win against Huddersfield. Spurs go marching on and earn all three points.
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— Dan Tracey (@dantracey1983) September 29, 2017