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English Premier League 2018/19 season review

Kelvin Lawson
Top 5 / Top 10
307   //    01 May 2019, 23:12 IST

Biggest over-achievers: Tottenham Hotspur

Son has had a great year for club and country
Son has had a great year for club and country

This season was meant to be the start of a new era at Tottenham as they were moving into their new 62,000 capacity stadium and had secured several long-term contracts for key players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

However, all did not go to plan as severe construction delays meant that they had to wait until April for their first Premier League game at the new stadium.

Despite the off-field distractions, Spurs have been playing exceptionally well and find themselves in the third position with two games remaining. Additionally, the club knocked out Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals and are currently embroiled in a battle with Ajax for a place in the final.

Not only have Tottenham managed to deal with complications off the field, they have also competed without spending a penny in the transfer market. To put this into context, the rest of the "big six" have spent a total of £599.56 million this season, averaging around £120 million per team.

To find themselves in this position with two games remaining, Tottenham are the biggest over-achievers this season. An honourable mention must go to Rafa Benitez and Newcastle who have once again avoided relegation despite having had their own problems off the field. They did, however, break their record transfer fee this season, securing Almiron from Atlanta United.