86% pass completion, three key passes; Nacer Chadli impresses in Spurs win

Nacer Chadli

Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli was influential against Swansea City on Wednesday night.

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from five games without a win with a victory over Swansea City at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night.

After Sunday's Capital One Cup final defeat to Chelsea, Tottenham got their quest for Champions League football back on track with a 3-2 win over Swansea.

Nacer Chadli opened the scoring for Spurs in the 11th minute, only for Ki Sung-Yueng to equalise for the Swans just 12 minutes later.

Ryan Mason and Andros Townsend then put Tottenham 3-1 up, and whilst Gylfi Sigurdsson grabbed a late goal for Swansea to set up a tense finale, Spurs held on for the win.

Winger Chadli endured a tough afternoon in the Capital One Cup final, but bounced back with a strong performance against Swansea, as the stats below show.

  PositionTeamTotal PassesAccurate PassesKey PassesTouchesGoalsMins Played
Nacer Chadli MF Tottenham 50 43 3 64 1 90

Chadli was careful in possession, completing 43 of his 50 passes (86%), whilst he also got on the ball regularly with 64 touches in 90 minutes.

Spurs fans have been wanted Chadli to be more involved in recent weeks, and he did just that with three key passes in the final third too, creating chances for his team mates.

And of course, the Belgian got the ball rolling with the opening goal, delicately placing a volley past Lukasz Fabianski and into the net, showing technique and anticipation which don't show up on the stat sheet.

His display showed why Pochettino should continue to use him in the team on a regular basis, but he needs to make this kind of performance more consistent in the weeks up until the end of the season.

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