Stat shows where Tottenham Hotspur are struggling

Tottenham Hotspur are the closest challengers to Premier League leaders Chelsea, but there is a big part of their game that they need to work on.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are currently nine points adrift of the Blues and are on a positive run having gone unbeaten in their last nine fixtures.

The North London outfit’s title campaign crumbled in the closing stages of last season, effectively handing the crown to Leicester City early.

The team are well equipped to challenge again, but they have plenty of ground to make up if they want to halt Chelsea’s charge.

One particular statistic from OptaJoe has shed light on where Pochettino’s men could improve.

As the tweet above shows, Spurs have created the most shots outside of the danger area than any other club in the division.

However, in just 208 attempts, only one has ended in the back of the net, which suggests that the players need to work on their accuracy.

They do not have to worry too much, though, as they currently have the fifth-best attack in the league with 46 goals, six shy of top-scorers Arsenal.