THE STUNNING 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday meant no Premier League side has lost more games than Tottenham in 2019.
A difficult calendar year comes in great contrast to their solid start to last season, where they won 15 of their opening 20 Premier League games.
The turn of the year has seen a dramatic downturn for Mauricio Pochettino’s side with a whopping 16 matches lost in all competitions.
Things got off to a bad start with a January 13 defeat to Manchester United in the league before being knocked out of both the League and FA Cup in the proceeding fortnight.
February and March featured a pair of defeats each before a dismal four losses arrived in April, in spite of them progressing through the Champions League knockout rounds.
A plethora of teams managed to get one over Spurs as the season came to a close, from away days at Manchester City and Liverpool to home games against Ajax and West Ham.
Spurs still managed to finish fourth amid their rivals’ similar collapses as well as reaching the Champions League final.
But things didn’t improve much after the summer.
Newcastle, Leicester and Colchester have all claimed victories over Tottenham by October as Poch feels the pressure.
A record of three victories, three draws and four defeats in 2019/20 is hardly that of an ambitious team – with no wins claimed on the road so far.
Interestingly, Saturday sees Spurs rock up at Brighton, the only other Premier League team with 16 losses to their name this year.
Graham Potter’s side have failed to win since their opening day thrashing of Watford and defeat for Spurs could send shockwaves through the club.
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Watford are unsurprisingly not far behind with 14 but not far behind are underperforming giants Arsenal and Manchester United.
The podium is also filled with the usual suspects, Manchester City being beaten just three times in ten months.
Liverpool aren’t far behind, on four defeats, before newly-promoted sides Norwich and Sheffield United show how their strong form has carried into the top-flight, with six and eight respectively.