King, Parker, and Adebayor can help Spurs get back in the Champions League

Scott Parker has the best passing accuracy in the opposition half in the Premier League this season, completing 88.9% of his 126 passes.

Parker sits on top of a group of 121 players who have made at least 100 passes in the opposition half in 2011/12. His ability to pass the ball cleanly reaped rewards when he delivered an assist for Emmanuel Adebayor against Wolves.

Top 5 passing accuracy in opposition half – 2011/12 Premier League

Player

Team

Passes opp. Half*

Successful

Unsuccessful

Passing accuracy opp. half %

Parker

Tottenham H

126

112

14

88,9%

Mikel

Chelsea

166

147

19

88,6%

Britton

Swansea City

123

108

15

87,8%

Cole A

Chelsea

181

158

23

87,3%

Nasri

Manchester City

147

137

10

87,3%

*minimum 100 passes

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Adebayor has been involved in more goals than any other Spurs player in the Premier League this season, having scored three times and delivered an assist.

Goal involvement for Spurs – 2011/12 Premier League

Player

Goals

Assists

Goals + assists

Adebayor

3

1

4

van der Vaart

1

2

3

Defoe

2

0

2

Modric

1

1

2

Goalscorers and assist providers for Spurs – 2011/12 Premier League

DATE

MINUTE

PLAYER

ASSIST

OPPOSITION

28/08/2011

68

Kaboul

Van der Vaart

Manchester City

10/09/2011

67

Adebayor

Parker

Wolverhampton Wanderers

10/09/2011

80

Defoe

Kranjcar

Wolverhampton Wanderers

18/09/2011

7

Modric

Liverpool

18/09/2011

66

Defoe

Van der Vaart

Liverpool

18/09/2011

68

Adebayor

Liverpool

18/09/2011

90

Adebayor

Assou-Ekotto

Liverpool

24/09/2011

3

Van der Vaart

Adebayor

Wigan Athletic

24/09/2011

23

Bale

Modric

Wigan Athletic

KING PROVES LUCKY CHARM FOR SPURS

Castrol EDGE Performance data shows that Tottenham Hotspur have won all of their league games since Ledley King came back from injury at the beginning of September, after losing their first two league outings of the season.

With King at the back, Spurs have conceded only one goal in 264 minutes of play. A far cry from their first two games of the season against both Manchester clubs when they shipped a grand total of eight goals. His control and discipline have helped bring back stability to Spurs’ backline: in 264 minutes, he’s only misplaced six of 106 passes in his own half whilst also conceding only two fouls.

Spurs with and without Ledley King – 2011/12 Premier League

Spurs – Premier League 2011/12

With Ledley King

Without Ledley King

Games

3

2

Wins

3

0

Draws

0

0

Losses

0

2

Goals For

8

1

Average Goals For

2.7

0.5

Goals Against

1

8

Average Goals Against

0.3

4.0

Win %

100%

0%

Points per game

3.00

0.00

Also See: Tottenham v Arsenal Match Preview.

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