Winning is becoming something of a gratifying habit for Spurs in recent weeks as they slowly but surely ascended into the Premier League’s top four. Andre Villas-Boas’ new age approach to management has certainly started to bear fruit on the fertile grounds at White Hart Lane as his ruthfully efficient side successfully navigated two tricky games in the space of three days. Now is the biggest test of Villas-Boas’ short reign in North London. Having guided Spurs into a Champions League place the task now is to sustain that position during the punishing winter period. Such a defining point of the season will decide whether the 35-year-old has the managerial mettle to succeed where he failed so miserably down the road at Stamford Bridge last term.

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Quote of the Week

“We want to avoid surgery if we can. If there happens to be surgery I think we are looking for one month, one month and a half. Hopefully that will not happen because we have some good indications the player will be back in one week or two weeks. It’s a pain that goes away or happened to go away when he was at Fulham for two or three days and the pain went away but it is still there. He can’t move himself properly so he will have a deeper scan on the injury so we can assess it properly.” AVB is staying upbeat despite losing Moussa Dembele to a hip injury for six weeks

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