Premier League football 2012/13: Team guide – Tottenham Hotspur

Your complete guide to Spurs' players, formation and chances in the new season

HOME GROUND: White Hart Lane

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MANAGER: Andre Villas-Boas

 

LAST SEASON STATS

PREMIER LEAGUE: 4th
FA CUP: Semi-final
LEAGUE CUP: 3rd Round
EUROPE: Europa League group stage
TOP SCORER (ALL COMPS): Emmanuel Adebayor, 18

STAR MAN: GARETH BALE

Tottenham have worked miracles to keep Bale at the club. He got ten goals and 11 assists, from midfield, in the Premier League last season

YOUNG ACE: KYLE WALKER

Won the Young Player of the Year award last season for his runs forward and solid defending

SUMMER TRANSFERS

IN: Jan Vertonghen (Ajax, £10m), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Hoffenheim, £8m)

OUT: Steven Pienaar (Everton, £4.5m), Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow, £5m), Niko Kranjcar (Dynamo Kiev, £5.5m), Ryan Nelsen (QPR, free), Ben Alnwick (Barnsley, free), Louis Saha (released), Bongani Khumalo (PAOK, loan), Massimo Luongo (Ipswich, loan)

STRONGEST LINEUP

[GK] FRIEDEL

[RB] WALKER

[CB] VERTONGHEN

[CB] DAWSON

[LB] ASSOU-EKOTTO

[CM] SANDRO

[CM] PARKER

[RW] VAN DER VAART

[AM] MODRIC

[LW] BALE

[ST] DEFOE

4-2-3-1

Style: Attacking with pace

TOP 3 TWITTER STARS

1 RAFAEL VAN DER VAART – 765,361 followers

2 JERMAIN DEFOE – 924,925 followers

3 AARON LENON – 235,530 followers

RATINGS

DEFENCE: 8

MIDFIELD: 9

ATTACK: 4

OVERALL: 7

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