At the start of the season much was made of Tottenham Hotspur’s potential over-reliance on Harry Kane to supply the goals at White Hart Lane.
With no new out-and-out strikers arriving at White Hart Lane in the summer, the pressure was seemingly on the young forward to replicate his outstanding form from last season, although the presence of Heung-Min Son and Clinton N’Jie would certainly help.
However, what Tottenham fans may not have been expecting is the unlikely hero status of some unfamiliar goal-scorers this season; a sign that this really could be the year when Spurs surge all the way to the Premier League title.
At the start of February, Tottenham were toiling to break down a resilient Watford side at White Hart Lane, and when the only goal of the game finally came it was right-back Kieran Trippier who made the breakthrough.
Here was a player who has barely featured in the league this season, very much back-up to first-choice Kyle Walker, but in one of only five appearances in that competition to date he scored a vital strike to ensure Spurs secured the victory.
Fast-forward to Sunday’s match against Swansea City and again Tottenham were being held only for a full-back to pop up with the winner, this time Danny Rose.
The 25-year-old has been brilliant at the back for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in recent times but he is not known for his goal-scoring ability. Indeed Sunday’s strike was his first of the season.
But just like Trippier before him, Rose may have played a significant role in the destination of the title.
Goals win trophies and while strikers take the headlines it is often the contribution of the unsung heroes that make or break a title-winning campaign.
The signs all point to a superb end to the season for Tottenham, and expect a few more unlikely saviours between now and May.