The worrying stat that could derail Tottenham Hotspur’s top-four challenge

Tottenham Hotspur have kept just three clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League games.

Tottenham Hotspur will head into Saturday’s Premier League clash against Queens Park Rangers full of confidence.

The North London outfit returned to winning ways on Wednesday when they got the better of Swansea City 3-2 at White Hart Lane.

It was not the best of performances from Spurs, but the game was certainly thrilling, and the result boosted their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season.

However, the match against Swansea once again showed Tottenham’s Achilles’ heel: their defence.

Spurs are not the worst defensive side in the Premier League, but they are certainly not the best. In 27 league matches so far this season, Pochettino’s team have conceded 38 goals.

In fact, Tottenham have conceded more goals than Stoke City, Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Hull City, and as many as 17th-placed Aston Villa.

In their last 20 Premier League games, Spurs have kept just three clean sheets - a stat that is hugely worrying.

With the race for the top four heating up and the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool in superb form, Tottenham need to stop conceding goals.

Although Tottenham have shown time and time again this season that they can stage comebacks, they simply cannot rely on doing that from now on.

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