As we approach 2015 and the second half of the campaign, we look at three Tottenham Hotspur players in line for their prestigious end-of-season award.
We are nearly halfway through the latest Premier League campaign and with a busy festive period fast-approaching now is a good time to consider which of Tottenham Hotspur’s players have impressed thus far.
There is still plenty of football to be played but some Spurs stars have performed considerably better than others and there are already a few pulling away in the race to be the club’s Player of the Season.
Tottenham have plenty of work to do in the months ahead to fix what has been a hit-and-miss campaign to date, but here we take a look at three players who have done what is asked of them, excelling while others have faltered.
After a year to settle at White Hart Lane, Belgian winger Nacer Chadli hit the ground running under new manager Mauricio Pochettino. The 25-year-old scored four goals in his first five league appearances and currently has six goals in 15 games.
He will have to get back to his optimum form after a spell out of the side but if he can he will stake a very good claim to win the prestigious award.
Tottenham’s defence has come in for its fair share of criticism this season and rightly so. As Pochettino attempted to find his ideal starting line-up Spurs looked a shambles at the back but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris did his best to stem the tide.
The French international is now benefiting from playing behind a settled and swiftly improving pair in Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio, and if Tottenham succeed this season, Lloris will be key to those efforts.
While Tottenham’s more experienced forwards have struggled for goals, 21-year-old Harry Kane has been netting for fun. The young striker has 11 goals in 20 games this season, including seven in seven in the Europa League.
Kane needs to start scoring more regularly in the Premier League but the way he is going he could easily be Tottenham’s standout player.