Key stats show Antonio Conte’s huge impact at Tottenham since arrival

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Spurs look to have found the right manager in Antonio Conte and have been going from strength to strength.

Tottenham are third in the Premier League after seven games, unbeaten and have just enjoyed an emphatic 6–2 win over Leicester with a sensational hat-trick from Son Heung-min.

When Tottenham sacked Nuno Espirito Santo last November, the Lillywhites were eighth on the Premier League table and had just been beaten 3-0 by Manchester United at home.

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Spurs had lost five of their last seven Premier League matches at the time Nuno was sacked, and they were 10 points behind then-leaders Chelsea.

There were doubts as to whether Antonio Conte - who loves to take teams through pre-season so they understand his tactical demands - would cope but he’s come out with flying colours in the last 10 months.

Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

He’s quickly tightened the mentality of the team and made them hard to beat.

By the time the season had ended they had wrestled back Champions League football from the nose of their north London rivals Arsenal and pushed them down to Thursday night football.

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This season they have continued from where they left off with one impressive outing after the other.

Below we provide details of why we think the Italian manager is doing a cracking job in N17.

Unbeaten in 13 Premier League games

The last time Tottenham lost a Premier League game was the home game against Brighton last April.

The Seagulls side had Yves Bissouma, and that it was a solitary strike from Leandro Trossard that brought down the Lillywhites.

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Since then they have gone to places like Anfield and Stamford Bridge and got gutsy points and left with respect and a renewed mental strength.

They say that a team is a reflection of the manager and Spurs have since shown that they are ready for a fight on the pitch and are able to see out tough games.

Unbeaten start to the Premier League

Tottenham have had the best start to the season since 2014 and they remain unbeaten in this campaign.

The longer that continues the stronger the mental fortitude of the team is built and Antonio Conte has shown that he is getting the best out of the current crop of players.

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Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their teams first goal during the Premier League match (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their teams first goal during the Premier League match (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their teams first goal during the Premier League match (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

They will face their biggest test of the strong start so far when they travel to the Emirates to play north London rival Tottenham after the international break.

But the fact that they are unbeaten seven games into the Premier League season and just a point off top spot is evidence of the progress so far.

Second most goals scored in the Premier League

There is a silent argument that Tottenham is built as a defensive side and they struggle when teams sit back.

They say they are better when they are running at teams and using the pace of Kulusevski and ruthlessness of Kane to hurt teams.

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One thing is certain though, only Manchester City with 23 goals have scored more goals than the 17 Spurs have bagged so far.

For a team that is broadly seen as a defensive side they have their all three strikers firing on all cylinders at the moment.

Champions League football back to the Hotspurs Stadium

Tottenham have the best stadium in the world and the fact that they were using it once every week was a huge financial blow to the club.

Antonio Conte has responded and fixed that problem by beating Arsenal to the spot and there is a feeling within the fan base that the team is going in the right direction.

He is also the first manager that Spurs fans have wholly taken to since Mauricio Pochettino.

He looks like he is enjoying it and as long as the results continue to stay as strong as they have been.

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