Who have been Tottenham's most clinical, creative and defensively sound performers so far?

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Statistically, who have been Tottenham's top performers so far this season?

Although early days, Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur currently occupy 16th spot in the Premier League, with just three points taken from a possible 12. Following an opening day defeat at the hands of Manchester United, the club have achieved three draws - against Stoke, Everton and Leicester - but they still await a first victory of the season. 

Throughout the following article, HITC Sport analyse the club's top performers from the first few weeks of the new campaign:

Most clinical: While last season's breakthrough star Harry Kane has proven the most lively in front of goal - averaging 3.25 shots per game - it is his younger team-mate Dele Alli who is Tottenham's most clinical asset to date. Having managed one attempt in each of his three appearances, he has converted on one occasion - the opener in the club's 1-1 draw versus Leicester. 

  PositionTotal Shots per AppConversion Rate (%)Total GoalsAppearances
Dele Alli MF 1 33 1 3
Eric Dier DF 1 25 1 4
Nacer Chadli MF 2.25 11 1 4

Most creative: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Denmark international Christian Eriksen emerges as the Lilywhites' most creative player from the opening weeks of the new campaign. Having made two appearances - totalling 180 minutes - the 23-year-old has fashioned three key passes per game, including one assist. 

  PositionKey Passes per AppTotal AssistsAppearances
Christian Eriksen MF 3 1 2
Nacer Chadli MF 2 1 4
Harry Kane FW 2 0 4

Most influential defensively: Having weighed in with two interceptions and five tackles in his only appearance of the season so far, Danny Rose boasts the best stats defensively. However, if we are looking for the more consistent performer among Pochettino's ranks, Kyle Walker remains the obvious choice, particularly based on his ability to retrieve possession for the London outfit.

  PositionTeamTackles and Interceptions per AppTackles Won per AppInterception Won per AppAppearancesMins Played
Danny Rose DF Tottenham 7 5 2 1 90
Kyle Walker DF Tottenham 5.75 2.75 3 4 360
Jan Vertonghen DF Tottenham 4.5 1.75 2.75 4 360

Most accomplished distributor: Pochettino's ball-playing centre-backs have quickly imposed themselves as the most frequent distributors of possession for Tottenham, averaging an equal 50.5 accurate passes per appearance. However, while the Belgian duo appear neck and neck in this key area, Jan Vertonghen's overall completion rate provides him with a slender advantage over his compatriot.

  PositionSuccessful Passes per AppPass Completion (%)Appearances
Toby Alderweireld DF 50.5 83 4
Jan Vertonghen DF 50.5 89 4

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