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Stats show West Ham star out-defending Spurs' Alderweireld, Vertonghen & Dier

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Winston Reid is out-defending key Tottenham trio; Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier, our stats at Oulala.com show. 
 
Following West Ham's consecutive 0-0 draws against Stoke City and Everton, Winston Reid has received wide praise, especially after the New Zealand international shackled Romelu Lukaku and prevented the Premier League's top scorer from even a shot on target. 
 
Ahead of West Ham's clash against Spurs on Friday, Reid will prepare to face yet another striker in excellent form, Harry Kane
 
Reid recently shared his thoughts on Tottenham's top attackers in an in-depth interview for the matchday programme, shared on the Hammer's official website. 
 
When discussing the Spurs forward, Reid said "In the first season he [Kane] broke through in 2014/15, he scored a lot of goals, then he did it in his second season and now he’s done it in a third, so I think that shows he has some real quality.”
 
Reid will need to do a similar job on Kane, as he did Lukaku just a few weeks ago and judging by his stats, who would bet against it?

 

 

The 28-year-old boasts better numbers in three key defensive areas than the highly rated Spurs trio; Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier

In his 28 league appearances this season, Reid has averaged 2.8 interceptions per game, the fifth best in the Premier League. His closest challenger from the Spurs' defenders is Vertonghen, who has racked up less than half the number that Reid has, an average of just 1.2 in 29 appearances.

Reid has also outperformed the Spurs' defenders for clearances. An average of 8 per game, the fourth most in the Premier League, edging Vertonghen's 7.6. 

When analysising blocks, only Alderweireld can match Reid. Both players have averaged 0.8 per game.

While West Ham have their work cut out in stoping a Spurs side in excellent form, the stats show that if one man can bring a halt to Tottenham's title challenge, it's Winston Reid. 
 
 
 
 
 
Russell Cane
Content Manager
russ@oulala.com
 
Infographics by Rebecca Zammit

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