Christian Eriksen sets Premier League high in Tottenham's weekend win over Bournemouth

Christian Eriksen and Soldado Spurs

The Danish star was in stunning form during the 5-1 hammering of Bournemouth, Spurs' largest away win for several seasons.

Tottenham's 5-1 win away to Bournemouth was arguably one of their strongest displays of this still infant Premier League season. It is certainly in with a shout of being their top away performance of Mauricio Pochettino's reign, with the previous highest scoring victory being a 3-0 win over West Brom.

Unsurprisingly, there were plenty of positives to emerge from the result, with Harry Kane's return to the goal trail joined by strikes from talented but somewhat goal shy midfield pairing Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela.

Away from the goals, Christian Eriksen once again underlined how important he is for Pochettino's side when he is on form, and he set a high for the Premier League this season as he completed more sprints in a match than any other player, according to Opta statistics.

And those sprints were telling too. He constantly set up chances for his teammates, finding space to pick a dangerous pass, not to mention nearly scoring himself with a stunning long range effort that crashed back off the bar, and though Kane grabbed most of the headlines, he wasn't the only Lilywhite who was integral to the win.

Last year, the Dane was a regular contributor of late assists and goals, underlining his fantastic stamina and willpower at pushing his side for the win. Heading into spring, his form waned a little, and it was a regular occurrence to see the former Ajax man withdrawn before the 90 minutes were up.

But in the last few weeks, and after missing most of the first couple of months of the season, Eriksen has proved that he remains the creative heartbeat of this Spurs side. Having found themselves with fewer games in the 2015-16 campaign after an early League Cup exit, the 23-year-old and the rest of the Tottenham squad could end up stronger and fitter for longer this season, something that should surely profit the North Londoners heading into the business months of April and May. 

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