Nacer Chadli has saved his Tottenham career under Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli has been in fine form since Mauricio Pochettino arrived.

Tottenham Hotspur's Nacer Chadli has looked a new man since the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

The Belgian international winger was brought in as part of Tottenham's much maligned "Magnificent Seven" during the summer of 2013 and struggled during his first season in English football.

At FC Twente Chadli had been a major threat from out wide, with his pace and skill causing defences across Holland no ends of problems, but he simply looked sluggish and cumbersome during his maiden Premier League campaign. 

Chadli scored just five goals in 40 appearances during his first year at Spurs and many felt that he was in line to exit this summer.

However, Pochettino has been very trusting with his squad and Chadli has repaid his manager's faith in abundance. 

The 25-year-old has transformed his game, and has already accumulated eight goals in just 21 games this season. A clinical finisher, Chadli has been a potent outlet for Spurs and one of the major positives of their early season form.

It is easy to see where he has improved, too. Although most of his game remains of a similar standard to last term, Chadli has started to become much more of a goalscoring threat under Pochetttino. 

  SeasonKey passes per gameShots per gameShots on target per gameSuccessful dribbles per gameTouches per gamePasses per gamePassing AccuracyAppearancesMins Played
Nacer Chadli 2014-2015 1.3 1.76 0.69 1 41.69 29 85.94% 13 904
Nacer Chadli 2013-2014 1.29 1.37 0.25 1 43.7 30.9 84.9% 24 1453

Chadli is not only taking considerably more shots on goal, but he is also proving to be more accurate when he does and he is reaping the rewards. 

With only half the season gone, Chadli could easily reach 20 goals in all competitions if he continues at this rate and, after being written off by many, he may just put the 'magnificent' back into his nickname. 

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