FIVE ways in which Spurs are WORSE off under Sherwood than AVB

Considering the difference in results and league position, it seems unfathomable that there are key areas in which Tottenham Hotspur are under-performing.

In a results-based industry, when judging Tim Sherwood by his first ten Premier League games in charge as Tottenham Hotspur manager against erstwhile boss Andre Villas Boas' last ten in charge, it is easy to see the current coaching incumbent at White Hart Lane coming up trumps. The Englishman has already collected 23 points, nine more than his Portuguese predecessor.

Sherwood's tenure is also currently being lauded due to his man management of Emmanuel Adebayor, a player outcast by Villas Boas but a striker who has contributed to eight of the Lilywhite's 21 league goals under Sherwood, has provided two of the club's 12 assists and has created 15 of their overall 94 chances.

Sherwood, though, does not come up trumps in all key statistics, though. Immediately below is a data table displaying five statistics taken from the current manager's first ten Premier League games. He has a fairly even share of the possession, loses possession (through dead ball situations, goalkeeper distribution, or general play) 161 times per game on average, oversees a team who accumulate 372 accurate passes per match, lose 6 corners a game and lose 58 of their attempted duels.

ClubPossessionPoss LostAcc PassLost CornersDuel LostPlayed
Spurs 51.20% 161.60 372.50 6.10 58.40 10

When comparing this to Villas Boas' last ten in charge it is the former boss who fares better as Tottenham enjoyed more possession even when they were on a run of poor form that ultimately led to the manager's departure (almost 55%), lost possession on fewer occasions, put together more accurate passes per match, conceded less corners and lost fewer duels.

ClubPossessionPoss LosAcc PassLost CornersDuel LostPlayed
Spurs 54.90% 148.00 379.30 5.90 57.50 10

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