Last season Spurs were billed as a “one man team” – the statistics above appear to be bearing this out.
After a tough spell at Real Madrid in the opening weeks of the season, Gareth Bale appears to have found his feet at the Bernabeu.
Bale’s hat-trick against Valladolid on Saturday night suggests the Welsh forward has settled in Spain and already has a fine record after just a few months.
Meanwhile, back at White Hart Lane, Tottenham are struggling for goals and need a result against Manchester United this afternoon.
Despite being one of the sides that creates the most chances in the Premier League, the likes of Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend have failed to hit the back of the net very often.
In truth, despite all the money spent in the summer – the net spend was minimal though – this proves just what a tough job AVB has at Tottenham.
After all, how do a team like Spurs replace Gareth Bale?