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Tuesday Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links, December 20, 2016

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Soccer news and notes, including a closer look at the Lesters Premier League woes

Stoke City v Leicester City - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

I’ve got a 3000 word Tactics Tuesday post going up in a few hours, which is why the Hoddle is delayed today. Sorry about that. Hopefully the tactics post makes it worth the delay. :)

Do read this StatsBomb post on Leicester’s problems this year. The note on Mahrez and Vardy’s partnership is especially interesting. I hadn’t noticed that as much this year because I’d been distracted by the they-don’t-have-Kante-in-midfield anymore issues, but the Vardy-Mahrez thing is really interesting.

On to the links:

It’s OK to celebrate deflected goals.

I’m hoping to find something more in-depth soon, but for now this is a nice (HAR) little piece on surprise Ligue 1 leaders Nice.