Spurs' transfer business
"Tottenham don't look radically different from last year, but they strengthened well over the summer. Vincent Janssen has come in to help Harry Kane. Pochettino wanted more power and physical presence in midfield. The signings of Victor Wanyama and Sissoko are intended to help with that. While things didn't always go right for Sissoko at Newcastle, his performances for France at the Euros didn't go unnoticed. Mauricio Pochettino demands huge commitment from his players, and it will be interesting to see how he tries to get the best out of the French midfielders. Finally, Spurs also brought in Georges-Kevin N’koudou on loan, but we haven't seen him in action yet."
A tentative start to the season
"Tottenham haven't yet found the fluidity they played with last season. Kane and Alli, in particular, who were very strong last year, look tired and don't seem to have the same fighting spirit. Spurs drew with Everton on the opening day, and then with Liverpool. In between they beat Crystal Palace with a late goal from Wanyama. They perhaps finally clicked last Saturday against Stoke, who have made a poor start to the season. Four goals, including a first for Harry Kane, his 50th in the Premier League. The captain Hugo Lloris also returned from a tendon injury. He's an undisputed leader in the dressing room, and his return will certainly be good for Spurs."
The men to watch
"Up front, Harry Kane is of course the main threat. But one of Tottenham's strengths is their ability to pose a threat from anywhere on the pitch. Ali can be very dangerous, he's capable of getting on the front foot quickly. Look out for Christian Eriksen too, from free kicks around the area. Toby Alderweireld will need to be watched closely at corners. Pochettino also has resources on the bench, with the likes of Josh Onomah and Harry Winks. Not forgetting Erik Lamela of course, who scored a hat-trick against Monaco in last season's Europa League."