Tottenham Hotspur put a sorry Watford side to the sword on Sunday afternoon, winning 4-1 at Vicarage Road in another boost for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

The North London visitors opted for a three-man defence and played a bespoke 3-5-2 system – with Harry Kane making the most of additional support in the final third.

When Spurs play their usual 4-2-3-1 formation, the England international striker is invariably forced to lead the line, play on the shoulder and hold the ball up.

However, against Watford Kane ran the flanks and frequently dropped deep to pick up possession.

With Dele Alli and Son Heung-min able to run beyond the homegrown striker, the Vicarage Road hosts simply could not live with the movement of Spurs’ attacking trident.

This ploy also allowed Kane to turn provider, with his link-up play with Alli particularly impressive.

With Chelsea next up for Pochettino’s men at White Hart Lane, it will be interesting to see if Tottenham match the Premier League leaders with a three-man defensive system and if the movement of Kane and the Spurs attack can end their opponents’ winning streak.


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