Tottenham's favourable injury record could help them in surprise title challenge

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There could be another vital factor in Tottenham Hotspur's ongoing pursuit of silverware this season.

Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying a wonderful campaign so far, with manager Mauricio Pochettino settling on a side that is effective at both ends of the field and has proved very hard to beat – as their 14-match undefeated streak in the Premier League proves.

That form sees Spurs sitting fifth in the table with 26 points from 15 matches, and while they are currently six points behind leaders Leicester City they are just three points off third-placed Manchester City.

The matches are about to come thick and fast over the Christmas and New Year period, and there is a factor that must be taken into consideration as the more optimistic of Tottenham fans dream of a title challenge in 2016.

While the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal suffer injury after injury to key players, Tottenham have been lucky in comparison, being able to play most of the same men week after week and building consistency as a result.

Pochettino has had to do without Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason, but in Dele Alli and Eric Dier he has two wonderful alternatives who have proved to be considerably better options, while the currently injured pair and Nacer Chadli are all expected back in mid-December.

That would see youngster Alex Pritchard as the only other current unavailable player, and while there is plenty of time for that to change, the simple fact is Tottenham are both good and lucky right now, something that could take them all the way to an unlikely title tilt.

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