Should Spurs sell £8.5m star Capoue and re-sign fan favourite Huddlestone?

A look at how Tottenham's Etienne Capoue and Hull's Tom Huddlestone compare ahead of their clash this weekend.


Tom Huddlestone takes on his former club this weekend when Hull host Tottenham Hotspur.

Neither side are in a good run of form, Hull were even defeated by Burnley in their last match while Spurs suffered a home defeat to Stoke.

There has been a lot more noise about impending crisis down at Spurs, and a host of the signings made by director of football Franco Baldini are coming under the spotlight.

In the same summer Etienne Capoue was signed for £8.5 million, Tom Huddlestone was sold to Hull for £5 million. So would the club be better off selling the Frenchman and attempting to re-sign the former England international?

  TeamGoalsAssistsKey Pass / GamePassing AccuracyFinal Third Pass / GameTackles / GameInterceptions / GameAppearances
Etienne Capoue Tottenham 0 0 0.36 87% 7.09 2.09 2.91 11
Tom Huddlestone Hull City 0 1 0.73 81% 7.27 1.36 1.64 11

The two have both featured in every Premier League game this season, and displayed different strengths.

Huddlestone has been more influential in attack, the only one to register an assist, creating twice the number of chances per game, and making marginally more passes on average in the final third.

As a defensive midfielder, Capoue has been technically superior, with a better pass accuracy, winning more tackles and making more interceptions.

Tottenham's defence is no better for it however - they have conceded 16 goals in the top flight this season compared to Hull's 15.

The question really is, do Spurs need a holding player like Capoue right now, or a more dynamic midfielder like Huddlestone?

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