Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in Spurs’ squad is paying off yet almost no-one has noticed their best start to a Premier League season

ALL the talk so far this season has been about the attacking football of Manchester City and Liverpool.

Or how great Chelsea’s new manager is with his Sarri-ball, whether you believe in it or not.

Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in Spurs’ squad is paying off yet almost no-one has noticed their best start to a Premier League season5 Livewire Erik Lamela has added consistency to his play under Mauricio Pochettino

But nobody has really been speaking about Tottenham, even though this is now their best start to a Premier League season after nine games.

Without shouting from the rooftops, they are level on points with third-placed Chelsea and just two behind City and Liverpool.

And they have managed this despite having not even played that well yet, other than when they won 3-0 at Manchester United.

Harry Kane has not been at his sparkling best, even though he has scored five goals, while key men Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen have been out injured.

Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in Spurs’ squad is paying off yet almost no-one has noticed their best start to a Premier League seasonReuters5 Mauricio Pochettino backed Erik Lamela and Co by making no summer buys
Mauricio Pochettino’s faith in Spurs’ squad is paying off yet almost no-one has noticed their best start to a Premier League seasonGetty Images – Getty5 Striker Harry Kane has yet to hit his best form this season – so how much better will Tottenham be when the England skipper does?

So it bodes well for their season that they are managing to get results, despite not hitting top form or being at full strength.

They showed their character at West Ham on Saturday, a ground where Chelsea and United have already dropped points this season.

Spurs did not have it all their own way at the London Stadium and when they came under pressure in the second half it was like, ‘OK, what have you got?’.

But they showed some balls.

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