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Spurs may be title contenders but they are just two injuries away from mediocrity

Whisper it very quietly, but Tottenham Hotspur might just win the Premier League this year.

Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are fast becoming one of the league’s best ever double acts and could just be the men to end Spurs’ 60 years of top flight pain.

Jose Mourinho’s side are genuine title hopefuls but a couple of injuries to the star players would make even a top six finish unlikely.


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The hottest Premier League property

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The hottest Premier League property

Not since 2016 has the Premier League looked this unpredictable and Mourinho’s side have as good a chance as any to do the unthinkable and to finally put to bed the tired ‘trophy cabinet’ jokes from rival fans.

Liverpool have lost Virgil van Dijk, Man City run hot and cold while Chelsea’s lavish spending hasn’t exactly set the top flight on fire.

Leicester, Everton, Southampton, Leeds and Aston Villa have all had great starts but with Spurs just three points off top, the Special One will know his side are definitely one of the favourites.

The Dependant One

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The Dependant One

All hopes of title success fall on Harry Kane’s fragile ligaments and the hope South Korea don’t need an extra foot soldier this year.

The pair have now been involved in 29 Premier League goals together, level with the Arsenal duo of Robert Pires and Thierry Henry and Man City’s dynamic duo of Sergio Aguero and David Silva.

In fact, only Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba (36) have been involved in more league goals as a duo than the boys from north London.

2012’s Son and Kane

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2012’s Son and Kane

Chelsea had Michael Ballack and Nicolas Anelka, Arsenal had Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira while Man City have never lacked superstars. Well, not since 2008 anyway.

But should the golden boys from N17 miss a game, you do wonder where the goals will come from.

Erik Lamela and Steven Bergwijn are nice on the eye but not prolific, new boy Carlos Vinicius is unproven while Gareth Bale hasn’t carried a front line since he left Spurs seven years ago.

Son’s backup is less inspiring

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Son’s backup is less inspiring

Burnley were the latest victims of the Premier League’s Batman and Robin partnership, with Son scoring the winner after a Harry Kane flick on from a corner.

Following a dramatic 6-1 win at Old Trafford and the 3-3 collapse against West Ham, the victory felt like a seminal one – proof that ‘Spursy’ Spurs have got the grit to get a win under the lights in Lancashire, especially after the capitulation against The Irons.

The pair scored four of the six goals at Old Trafford

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The pair scored four of the six goals at Old Trafford

The 1-0 win was a pragmatic one from the side who have scored more goals (16) than any other side in the top division.

Kane and Son have scored 13 (86%) of those goals with Kane assisting eight and scoring five, while Son has scored eight and assisted two.

Lampard and Drogba scored an impressive 51 goals in the 2009/10 season – goals which eventually propelled The Blues to the Premier League title that season.

Mourinho built that Chelsea side five years prior to Carlo Ancelotti winning the title and Jose has come out in praise of Mauricio Pochettino for building the relationship between Kane and Son.

How very magnanimous of him.

Lampard and Drogba are just seven goals ahead…

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Lampard and Drogba are just seven goals ahead…

If Jose can keep his two main men bubble-wrapped throughout the season then there is no reason that Spurs shouldn’t be dreaming.

Their manager has famously won three Premier League titles after all.

The illusive number four will never have felt closer for Mourinho but he’ll know better than most that any hopes he has of wagging four fingers instead of three rest entirely on the most potent Premier League partnership of the last ten years.