'Best in the league': Tottenham front-3 claims mount as remarkable stats highlight dominance after Villa


Viewers of Saturday's meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa have taken to social media in their absolute droves, to react to the latest masterclass put forth by the former's frontline.

Antonio Conte's troops were back in action a short time ago.

After watching top-four rivals Arsenal and Manchester United slip to respective defeats over the course of the day, Spurs made the trip to Villa Park, aware that a three-point haul would put them firmly in the driver's seat for the Premier League's final Champions League berth.

And, when all was said and done on Saturday evening, emerge triumphant is precisely what the north Londoners went on to do, in utterly dominant fashion.

Despite spending much of the opening 45 minutes under the cosh, Tottenham's electric front-3 simply proved too much for the hosts, en route to an eventual 4-0 final scoreline in the midlands.

Son Heung-min proved the undoubted star of the show, bagging a wonderful hat-trick to close the gap ever further to Liverpool's Mohamed Salah atop the goalscoring charts.

Long-time partner in crime Harry Kane, though, also enjoyed a fine evening, en route to a pair of headed assists.

And January arrival Dejan Kulusevski carried forth his scintillating start to life in north London versus Villa, too, notching a goal and an assist of his own, to round out a stellar day's work all round from a Spurs perspective.

'It's not close'

On the back of the action coming to a close at Villa Park, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the Lilywhites' lethal attacking trident taking their place front and centre in the post-match chatter.

This comes with a series of remarkable statistics surrounding the recent production enjoyed by all of Son, Kane and Kulusevski having come to the fore:

In turn, altogether considerable claims surrounding the combined talents of Tottenham's newly-formed trident have begun to spread like wildfire, amid suggestions on the part of those of a Lilywhites persuasion, and neutrals alike, that the club are now in possession of the best front-3 in English football:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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