The Christian Eriksen stat which exposes Tottenham teammates' shortcomings

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Tottenham Hotspur have been short of goals so far this season.

Tottenham have made a promising start to their Premier League season but a lack of goals has left them short in a key area - with one fact in particular a cause for concern for fans.

As Opta stats show, only two Tottenham players have scored more than once so far this season - one is holding midfielder Eric Dier. The other is Christian Eriksen, who - until Sunday afternoon - hadn't netted all season and is yet to score from open play.

  GoalsMinutes Played
Eric Dier 2 707
Christian Eriksen 2 362
Toby Alderweireld 1 720
Nacer Chadli 1 602
Dele Alli 1 412
Harry Kane 1 685
Erik Lamela 1 367
Ryan Mason 1 364
Son Heung-Min 1 218

Tottenham's total goal tally of 11 is bettered by nine whole teams (and equaled by Crystal Palace). The fact the goals have thus far been shared out among Mauricio Pochettino's squad is a positive but no individual has truly taken up the goalscoring mantle.

That, of course, has plenty to do with the lack of form of Harry Kane so far this term. But others would still need to have added more even then. Heung-Min Son has shown promise, while Erik Lamela has only just begun to show form, with Eriksen also sure to score more once he finds his full match fitness.

So far, though, as has been painfully obvious, Spurs need to show a little more in the final third. Take the four goals they scored against Manchester City away and that's only seven in seven league games. But the City game showed exactly what Tottenham can do, it just needs to be repeated more often.

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