Why Tottenham are the favourites to win the Premier League?

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Spurs are flying high in the Premier League, topping the table after nine games.

Tottenham are off to a dream start in the Premier League this season as they haven’t looked back since the defeat against Everton in their opening game. They are currently the leaders of the table with 20 points, winning six games and drawing twice. Following their exquisite performance against Manchester City last weekend, odds are high for Jose Mourinho’s side to win the title and here are the reasons why.

The deadly duo of Harry Kane and Son 

No strikers duo have made as much impact as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min this season, as they currently share 16 goals between them and adding to it 11 assists. With both the strikers looking at the peak of their power and Kane is looking in better shape than ever, Spurs can have a crack at the Premier League title.

Vintage Jose Mourinho on the cards

We all know what Jose Mourinho endured post his Chelsea stint, i.e. he was seen as a fiasco with Manchester United while he received a lot of stick following mixed results with Tottenham last season. While many doubted that the Portuguese gaffer has become obsolete, he responded by leading his side to a series of wins, and now all we are witnessing is the vintage Jose Mourinho.

Balanced squad and structure

The game against Manchester City was a classic example of the typical Mourinho side, deploying a structure hard to breach through and then punish in counter-attacks. Furthermore, the Portuguese manager has made the best out of the transfer window by signing Hojberg, Reguilon and Doherty, though all of them give the impression of not-so-impressive players. 

Hojberg – the trump card for Mourinho

Pierre-Emile Hojberg is turning out to be the bargain of the summer for Mourinho following Dane’s impressive performances. Mourinho’s side has always had a great emphasis on the central defensive midfielder, and Hojberg looks like he is not letting down his manager anytime soon. The former Southampton star has etched his place in the midfield after starting in all of the Premier League games thus far. While being robust in the defence, the 25-year-old is also quick to initiate the counter attacker as his passing has also been sublime this season. Many doubted the transfer of Hojberg to Spurs, but Mourinho had immense trust on him, and now it is paying dividends.

Thriving midfield

Besides Hojberg, all of Spurs midfielders have been excellent this season. Tanguy Ndombele, who looked as if he had lost his place under Mourinho, has been impressive of late while Giovani Lo Celso has also chipped in with four goals already.