Tottenham Top Five on Form at Second International Break

RAZGRAD, BULGARIA - NOVEMBER 05: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores during the UEFA Europa League. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/MB Media/Getty Images)
RAZGRAD, BULGARIA - NOVEMBER 05: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores during the UEFA Europa League. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/MB Media/Getty Images) /
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Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Tottenham Top Three Performers

Heung Min Son #3 (-1.5)

It does feel a bit weird to not have Son Heung Min in the top two, as he was our #1A with Harry Kane in the last ranking, but in truth Son has yet to hit his stride this season. While he has been quite clinical at times, other opportunities have passed him by, such as his inability to get off a quality shot open in the box in the first half versus West Brom Sunday.

What is scary about the fact that Son has yet to really hit top form is his incredible production. His 10 goals and 5 assists in all competitions in just 13 appearances have him producing goals + assists total of 1.15 per game. Son is on pace to smash his career high in goals of 21 back in 2016-17 and career high of 12 assists from 2017-18.

At this point all the talk of his contract is likely adding to the stress and pressure the Sough Korean puts on himself, hopefully as that is resolved, he can hit top form and really make a run at 30+ goals in all competitions. If he can, Spurs will be going places.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg #2 (+1)

Although his last outing against West Brom was not his best with the ball at his feet this season, his seven tackles helped make up for it. Demonstrating his flexibility, Højbjerg quickly adapted his game as Spurs shifted into a 4-4-2 to close the last 20 minutes of the match. Whereas Moura has contributed well with his 54 ball recoveries, Højbjerg leads the team with his 131 on the season.

Whether a defensive stop or a pass to relieve the pressure, Højbjerg has delivered what is needed for Spurs on the season. Playing every minute in the Premier League thus far, the Dane has clearly earned and deserves the trust of his teammates and coaching staff.

Harry Kane #1 (NC)

Harry Kane was the number player – Son #1A – for our first ranking of the campaign and he maintains that ranking here at the second interval and the quarter mark. If we thought the numbers from Sonny were a bit unbelievable, Harry Kane has that topped. At 13 goals and 10 assists Harry Kane has had what for many players would be an excellent season.

The 10 assists is already a personal best return for any season and should continue to grow as the talent around Kane has improved. The 13 goals has him on pace to smash his personal high of 41 goals in the 2017-18 season. On top of the goals and assists, Kane has been making a solid contribution defensively this season, doing excellent with his pressures and serving as one of the main ball clearers on set pieces.

While some thought Kane might want to leave or would stumble under Jose Mourinho, somehow the Portuguese manager has made the best player on the team even better. What we have seen from Kane this season is the kind of performances and production that legitimately have you in the best player in the world conversation and for a few months so far this year, Kane deserves that dialog. As Spurs fans, we sure hope that continues on for another 200 goals!

So, there are our top 5 thus far on the season based on player form. Do you agree? Who should we have included? Who should we have dropped? Let us know in the comments!