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Maddison's Return Boost for Tottenham with Stellar Stats

 Maddison's Return Boost for Tottenham with Stellar Stats

James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur
James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on October 27, 2023 in London, England. (Image-Getty)

Tottenham Hotspur receives a significant morale boost as James Maddison gears up for an imminent return to the field, having actively participated in full training. The 27-year-old midfielder has been on the sidelines since sustaining an ankle injury during a 4-1 defeat against Chelsea on November 6, marking the lengthiest hiatus of his professional career.

There is anticipation that Maddison could make a potential comeback in Spurs' upcoming fixtures. The team is scheduled to host Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday evening, followed by a home Premier League encounter against Brentford on January 31.

Before his injury setback, Maddison had established himself as a pivotal player since joining Spurs last summer from Leicester City. His impactful contributions included three goals and five assists in 11 league appearances, a performance that earned him the prestigious EA SPORTS Player of the Month award for August.

The imminent return of Maddison is a positive development for head coach Ange Postecoglou, especially as Tottenham pursues a top-four finish. In the period spanning from August 11 to November 1, Maddison topped the charts among all Premier League midfielders with 31 chances created, 115 passes into the opposition box, 15 shots on target, and five assists, showcasing his instrumental role in the team's dynamics.

Maddison's Performance Stats from August 11 to November 1:

- Matches Played: 10 (Ranked 1st among Premier League midfielders)

- Goals: 3 (Ranked 3rd)

- Assists: 5 (Ranked 1st)

- Goals Involvements: 8 (Tied for 1st)

- Minutes per Goal/Assist: 105 (Ranked 8th)

- Chances Created: 31 (Ranked 1st)

- Passes Played into Opposition Box: 115 (Ranked 1st)

- Crosses: 58 (Ranked 3rd)

- Touches in Opposition Box: 55 (Ranked 3rd)

- Dribbles Completed: 16 (Tied for 9th)

- Total Shots (including blocks): 28 (Tied for 2nd)

- Shots on Target: 15 (Ranked 1st)

- Possession Won in the Final Third: 9 (Tied for 12th)

Maddison's exceptional stats highlight his stellar performance, consistently placing him at the top in key categories among Premier League midfielders during this period.

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