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Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and play their home games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The stadium is in North London and has a capacity of 62303. Tottenham's nickname is 'Spurs' and the team plays in white shirts, navy-blue shorts and white socks. Tottenham are sometimes called 'The Lilywhites' due to the colour of their shirts. The current manager is Jose Mourinho, who is managing his third Premier club after a spell at Manchester United and a very successful time at Chelsea.

Hugo Lloris is the French number one.

Tottenham are famous for their success in the FA Cup, winning the competition eight times, but their most recent trophy was the League Cup, in 2009. In 1963, they became the first British club to win a European Competition (the European Cup Winners’ Cup), and since then have won the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League) twice. Tottenham have always been famous for playing exciting, attacking football. For the last few years, Tottenham have continued that tradition, with Premier League stars such as Dele Alli and Cristian Eriksen, playing some great football and Harry Kane, with over 100 Premier League goals, shooting Spurs to success.

"If you don’t win anything, you have had a bad season’’ - Bill Nicholson, ex-Tottenham Manager.

Tottenham’s ground is in North London, so lots of Spurs fans come from this area and the regions around it. There are many other clubs in London, and Tottenham have strong rivalries with Chelsea and West Ham United, but their closest and strongest rival is North London neighbours, Arsenal.

Tottenham's name comes from the name of a 14th-century man from Northumberland, Sir Harry Hotspur (thanks for the correction MonkeyHeaven), who featured in one of Shakespeare’s plays, Henry the Fourth. He was a soldier, and a very fierce fighter and his descendants owned land in the Tottenham Marshes which became Tottenham. So, the team from Tottenham adopted this name and became Tottenham Hotspur, which is shortened to ‘Spurs’.

Prediction 2020/21: 6th

Key player: Harry Kane

Did you know….?

'Spurs' are metal objects that attach to the boots of horse riders.

Learn about Tottenham Hotspur

The following activities will help you learn about Tottenham Hotspur football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Tottenham's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

White Hart Lane is the home of Tottenham Hotspur, Getty

Audere est Facere

This is Spurs' motto. It means To Dare Is to Do. 

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Naldo24
21/11/2020
PE
35
points

Tottenham is a team very competitive. I think They will qualify for the champions league next season. Their final position maybe will be either fourth or fifth of the top.


Naldo24
21/11/2020 03:18
Peru
Liverpool
35

Tottenham is a team very competitive. I think They will qualify for the champions league next season. Their final position maybe will be either fourth or fifth of the top.

Gabriel5
16/11/2020
AR
74
points

I don't know a lot about Premier league but this website is perfect!! Thanks.


Gabriel5
16/11/2020 13:18
Argentina
Liverpool
74

I don't know a lot about Premier league but this website is perfect!! Thanks.

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Rich
16/11/2020
ES
508
points

You're welcome, Gabriel5! We're happy you are enjoying our website.

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Rich
16/11/2020 13:23
Spain
Liverpool
508

You're welcome, Gabriel5! We're happy you are enjoying our website.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

LUIS MELO
23/07/2020
CO
6
points

Hi! my name is Luis, i from Colombian,

I am Coach, i work in the Independiente Santa fe Football club,

I tink that Tottenham is fantastic club, right now he has great the players and coach Mourinho,

I like the premier league, i tink is the better!!

Thanks very much!


LUIS MELO
23/07/2020 00:51
Colombia
Manchester City
6

Hi! my name is Luis, i from Colombian,

I am Coach, i work in the Independiente Santa fe Football club,

I tink that Tottenham is fantastic club, right now he has great the players and coach Mourinho,

I like the premier league, i tink is the better!!

Thanks very much!

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mobeckham
15/06/2020
TR
5488
points

Tottenham Hotspur or Spurs are a team which play exciting football with lots of World Class players like Harry Kane , Deli Alli , Lucas Moura and the Korean Son Heung-Min.
My favourite Spurs player is Lucas Moura because of his pace and spirit while playing whether he starts or comes in the last 5 minutes.
I think Spurs will finish at the 7th or 8th place this season with the Special One but they will bounce back next season.


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mobeckham
15/06/2020 13:15
Turkey
Manchester United
5488

Tottenham Hotspur or Spurs are a team which play exciting football with lots of World Class players like Harry Kane , Deli Alli , Lucas Moura and the Korean Son Heung-Min.
My favourite Spurs player is Lucas Moura because of his pace and spirit while playing whether he starts or comes in the last 5 minutes.
I think Spurs will finish at the 7th or 8th place this season with the Special One but they will bounce back next season.

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Hector Pinzon
30/04/2020
CO
495
points

Many good players have played for Tottenham.
White Hart Lane is a nice stadium.
Colombian International Davinson Sanchez plays for this club.
Their manager is Jose Mourinho now.


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Hector Pinzon
30/04/2020 20:44
Colombia
Manchester United
495

Many good players have played for Tottenham.
White Hart Lane is a nice stadium.
Colombian International Davinson Sanchez plays for this club.
Their manager is Jose Mourinho now.

DJ2008x
21/04/2020
GB
9
points

Spurs are the best team ever


DJ2008x
21/04/2020 16:48
United Kingdom
Tottenham Hotspur
9

Spurs are the best team ever

Hacker2008x
25/03/2020
GB
1
points

Spurs are the best will they win the champions league or win the premier league cup? The choice is theirs.


Hacker2008x
25/03/2020 11:31
United Kingdom
Tottenham Hotspur
1

Spurs are the best will they win the champions league or win the premier league cup? The choice is theirs.

DJ2008x
23/03/2020
GB
9
points

True will spurs win the champions league or win the premier league? The choice is there’s.


DJ2008x
23/03/2020 12:05
United Kingdom
Tottenham Hotspur
9

True will spurs win the champions league or win the premier league? The choice is there’s.

DJ2008x
23/03/2020
GB
9
points

True, spurs lost against Leipzig and a knock out against Liverpool FC in the UEFA champions league final, will spurs win the the premier league or the UEFA champions leaguer or not? Will they?


DJ2008x
23/03/2020 12:00
United Kingdom
Tottenham Hotspur
9

True, spurs lost against Leipzig and a knock out against Liverpool FC in the UEFA champions league final, will spurs win the the premier league or the UEFA champions leaguer or not? Will they?

banana
14/03/2020
FR
76
points

they lost against liepzig in champions league


banana
14/03/2020 16:25
France
Tottenham Hotspur
76

they lost against liepzig in champions league

DJ2008x
23/03/2020
GB
9
points

Sad, will they win the premier league or the champions league?


DJ2008x
23/03/2020 12:06
United Kingdom
Tottenham Hotspur
9

Sad, will they win the premier league or the champions league?

man utdfan
13/03/2020
SE
10
points

Spurs is poor


man utdfan
13/03/2020 11:46
Sweden
Manchester United
10

Spurs is poor

Shagi
07/03/2020
TM
8
points

I fan of Son and Kane.Kane is the best footballer all over the world.Son the best of Asia.


Shagi
07/03/2020 15:38
Turkmenistan
Tottenham Hotspur
8

I fan of Son and Kane.Kane is the best footballer all over the world.Son the best of Asia.

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Takuya
11/01/2020
JP
35
points

Match prediction
11 Jan. 2020 Spurs 2-1 Liverpool


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Takuya
11/01/2020 13:38
Japan
Tottenham Hotspur
35

Match prediction
11 Jan. 2020 Spurs 2-1 Liverpool

monkeyheaven
23/11/2019
GB
1
points

"Tottenham's name comes from the name of a 14th-century Tottenham man, Sir Harry Hotspur, who featured in one of Shakespeare’s plays, Henry the Fourth."

This isn't correct. Harry Hotspur (Henry Percy) was born in Northumberland, not London. The Percys and descendants had owned the land on which Spurs' founders had played cricket before establishing the football club. Indeed, their first enclosed ground was at Northumberland Park before they built White Hart Lane (which was itself almost called Percy Park). So the naming links are all about Northumberland, not North London.


monkeyheaven
23/11/2019 15:45
United Kingdom
Newcastle United
1

"Tottenham's name comes from the name of a 14th-century Tottenham man, Sir Harry Hotspur, who featured in one of Shakespeare’s plays, Henry the Fourth."

This isn't correct. Harry Hotspur (Henry Percy) was born in Northumberland, not London. The Percys and descendants had owned the land on which Spurs' founders had played cricket before establishing the football club. Indeed, their first enclosed ground was at Northumberland Park before they built White Hart Lane (which was itself almost called Percy Park). So the naming links are all about Northumberland, not North London.

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admin
23/11/2019
GB
344
points

Hi MonkeyHeaven

Thanks for the correction. We should not refer to him as a Tottenham man - I'll update the page. 

Jack - The Premier Skills English team


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admin
23/11/2019 20:01
United Kingdom
Arsenal
344

Hi MonkeyHeaven

Thanks for the correction. We should not refer to him as a Tottenham man - I'll update the page. 

Jack - The Premier Skills English team

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Sahum87
15/08/2019
GB
6
points

Tottenham all day ever day


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Sahum87
15/08/2019 18:45
United Kingdom
Tottenham Hotspur
6

Tottenham all day ever day

Lê Thị Hoàng Kim
14/08/2019
VN
68
points

Hello everyone!! I am a fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC. I love Son Hueng Min and Harry Kane. Son Hueng Min is the pride of Asian football and Harry Kane is a good football player.


Lê Thị Hoàng Kim
14/08/2019 04:36
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
68

Hello everyone!! I am a fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC. I love Son Hueng Min and Harry Kane. Son Hueng Min is the pride of Asian football and Harry Kane is a good football player.

Shankland
26/05/2019
FR
39
points

I love Lloris and Kane. And I hope it will be a great match against Liverpool. I like their offensive game and their capacity to win are very high.


Shankland
26/05/2019 20:20
France
Liverpool
39

I love Lloris and Kane. And I hope it will be a great match against Liverpool. I like their offensive game and their capacity to win are very high.

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Bach
13/05/2019
VN
14
points

Hi ! I am a Man City fans but I will leave a comment at Tottenham club.
At quarter finals of champions League Man City met Tottenham and Llorente score the last goal at the match but my friend said
”the ball touch the hand of Llorente ” but I don’t think so. But if the ball touch the hand it will be touch the hand of Laporte ,the player of the Man City


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Bach
13/05/2019 14:19
Vietnam
Manchester City
14

Hi ! I am a Man City fans but I will leave a comment at Tottenham club.
At quarter finals of champions League Man City met Tottenham and Llorente score the last goal at the match but my friend said
”the ball touch the hand of Llorente ” but I don’t think so. But if the ball touch the hand it will be touch the hand of Laporte ,the player of the Man City

Leo Peres
28/04/2019
BR
38
points

Tottenham has a great group of players what the reference player is Harry Kanne the top scorer that help the club to keep a good performance on the competitions .


Leo Peres
28/04/2019 16:27
Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur
38

Tottenham has a great group of players what the reference player is Harry Kanne the top scorer that help the club to keep a good performance on the competitions .

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Sargis from Artsakh
21/04/2019
AM
244
points

Arsenal against Tottenham always is stronggest rival for North London. I don't like this team.


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Sargis from Artsakh
21/04/2019 22:20
Armenia
Arsenal
244

Arsenal against Tottenham always is stronggest rival for North London. I don't like this team.

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Bach
13/05/2019
VN
14
points

I like Tottenham than Arsenal


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Bach
13/05/2019 13:32
Vietnam
Manchester City
14

I like Tottenham than Arsenal

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wsanta
08/03/2019
AR
4574
points

Mauricio Pochettino is a Marcelo Bielsa's disciple. Mauricio and Marcelo are successful managers because they work hard


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wsanta
08/03/2019 11:47
Argentina
Leeds United
4574

Mauricio Pochettino is a Marcelo Bielsa's disciple. Mauricio and Marcelo are successful managers because they work hard

qwerty
20/12/2018
IN
32
points

i love harry


qwerty
20/12/2018 14:10
India
Tottenham Hotspur
32

i love harry

evian1013
05/12/2018
KR
129
points

My favorite player is Son because he is Korean.


evian1013
05/12/2018 06:37
South Korea
Chelsea
129

My favorite player is Son because he is Korean.

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quanmessi
29/11/2018
VN
229
points

A long time ago, i am not a football fan . then, i become real madrid's fan . But this time i am Tottenham hotspur's fan


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quanmessi
29/11/2018 12:52
Vietnam
Manchester United
229

A long time ago, i am not a football fan . then, i become real madrid's fan . But this time i am Tottenham hotspur's fan

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luongtx
14/11/2018
VN
33
points

where is the video around video guide section?


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luongtx
14/11/2018 12:24
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
33

where is the video around video guide section?

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Rich
19/11/2018
ES
508
points

Hi Luongtx,

You can find this club video in our 'watch section' which you can find by clicking 'skills' at the top of the page. Here's the link to the Tottenham page:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/watch/club-guides/featured-club-tottenham-hotspur

Hope you find it useful,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
19/11/2018 08:11
Spain
Liverpool
508

Hi Luongtx,

You can find this club video in our 'watch section' which you can find by clicking 'skills' at the top of the page. Here's the link to the Tottenham page:

https://premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/watch/club-guides/featured-club-tottenham-hotspur

Hope you find it useful,

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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lionbee
27/07/2018
TR
17
points

I m not fan it but they r very perfect.


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lionbee
27/07/2018 18:34
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
17

I m not fan it but they r very perfect.

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lionbee
27/07/2018
TR
17
points

It is very easy


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lionbee
27/07/2018 18:29
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
17

It is very easy

an_olga
17/07/2018
RU
87
points

My favourite player is Son Heung Min because he is a very good striker.


an_olga
17/07/2018 14:48
Russia
Manchester United
87

My favourite player is Son Heung Min because he is a very good striker.

milos
16/05/2018
RS
2663
points

I am not a fan of Tottenham,but I like how they play football.Every season they keep atacking football and that is realy exciting.Harry Kane is always in the top three scorer.They play football to score one more goal than their opponent.Young player who play for Tottenham are very talented,and every season one of them have great performance.


milos
16/05/2018 06:50
Serbia
Manchester United
2663

I am not a fan of Tottenham,but I like how they play football.Every season they keep atacking football and that is realy exciting.Harry Kane is always in the top three scorer.They play football to score one more goal than their opponent.Young player who play for Tottenham are very talented,and every season one of them have great performance.

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shiaulis
27/04/2018
UA
8
points

I watching for this wonderful team more than 7 years and I so exited that how powerful and young they are!


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shiaulis
27/04/2018 20:05
Ukraine
Tottenham Hotspur
8

I watching for this wonderful team more than 7 years and I so exited that how powerful and young they are!

FX Priour
13/04/2018
FR
7
points

Spurs are interesting not only because of their brilliant attacking style of play, but also because of their stability these days. They don't spend too much on new transfers, but manage to keep their great players for several years, thus building true team spirit, which ultimately pays off.
 


FX Priour
13/04/2018 11:44
France
Tottenham Hotspur
7

Spurs are interesting not only because of their brilliant attacking style of play, but also because of their stability these days. They don't spend too much on new transfers, but manage to keep their great players for several years, thus building true team spirit, which ultimately pays off.
 

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Alexalex
10/04/2018
UA
21
points

Hi!


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Alexalex
10/04/2018 16:48
Ukraine
Tottenham Hotspur
21

Hi!

ibraspurs
21/03/2018
ET
105
points

Spurs is in my blood. whenever I see the motto " TO DARE IS DO" and " THE GAME IS ABOUT GLORY" I feel very energetic. I love spurs because of their fascinating attacking football. I love most of spurs players especially Kane, Erikssen,Dembele and Son. this season spurs will finish 3rd.


ibraspurs
21/03/2018 11:17
Ethiopia
Tottenham Hotspur
105

Spurs is in my blood. whenever I see the motto " TO DARE IS DO" and " THE GAME IS ABOUT GLORY" I feel very energetic. I love spurs because of their fascinating attacking football. I love most of spurs players especially Kane, Erikssen,Dembele and Son. this season spurs will finish 3rd.

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Gussi
04/12/2017
DK
13
points

hi im new


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Gussi
04/12/2017 15:12
Denmark
Tottenham Hotspur
13

hi im new

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Rich
04/12/2017
ES
508
points

Hi Gussi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Are you a big fan of Christian Eriksen?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
04/12/2017 17:10
Spain
Liverpool
508

Hi Gussi

Welcome to Premier Skills English! Are you a big fan of Christian Eriksen?

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

nessbenites
15/11/2017
PE
106
points

The Spurs practice a a brilliant attacking football!, for that reason I admire them.


nessbenites
15/11/2017 01:34
Peru
Tottenham Hotspur
106

The Spurs practice a a brilliant attacking football!, for that reason I admire them.

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Saloma
06/10/2017
EG
21
points

Harry kane should be in Real Madrid


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Saloma
06/10/2017 20:20
Egypt
Tottenham Hotspur
21

Harry kane should be in Real Madrid

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Khaldoun83
26/09/2017
DZ
325
points

Despite the Spurs have been playing very well since last season, I do not think that they are going to win Premier League trophy this season.


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Khaldoun83
26/09/2017 15:12
Algeria
Liverpool
325

Despite the Spurs have been playing very well since last season, I do not think that they are going to win Premier League trophy this season.

kirito2001
12/08/2017
VN
180
points

Spurs is a strong club.


kirito2001
12/08/2017 09:15
Vietnam
Manchester United
180

Spurs is a strong club.

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lionbee
27/07/2018
TR
17
points

Galatasaray is stronger than it.


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lionbee
27/07/2018 18:33
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
17

Galatasaray is stronger than it.

anhduongspurs
30/05/2017
VN
1084
points

I LOVE SPURS


anhduongspurs
30/05/2017 12:35
Vietnam
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1084

I LOVE SPURS

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haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

"Lilywhite" and "navy blue' are new words for me. These two colours remind me the horizontal striped shirt white and dark blue of fishermen. It's a lovely design.
I like their kit, that what I call an elegant clothing.


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haydi
30/04/2017 23:59
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

"Lilywhite" and "navy blue' are new words for me. These two colours remind me the horizontal striped shirt white and dark blue of fishermen. It's a lovely design.
I like their kit, that what I call an elegant clothing.

Azizius
01/02/2017
UZ
23
points

Tottenham is great but I I support arcenal


Azizius
01/02/2017 11:26
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
23

Tottenham is great but I I support arcenal

Azizius
01/02/2017
UZ
23
points

I like their fans. They r great supporters


Azizius
01/02/2017 11:24
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
23

I like their fans. They r great supporters

Shagi
07/03/2020
TM
8
points

Thanks


Shagi
07/03/2020 15:31
Turkmenistan
Tottenham Hotspur
8

Thanks

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1mobeckham5488
2Alex_from_Ukraine5380
3kwesimanifest4754
4wsanta4574
5Liubomyr4157
6elghoul3888
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71030
2Ukraine32512
3Serbia27042
4Spain22911
5Albania20475
6Macedonia19063
7Brazil17081
8Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
9Vietnam15362
10Armenia13667
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United134256
2Liverpool91361
3Chelsea78421
4Arsenal71538
5Manchester City44322
6Tottenham Hotspur11783
7Leicester City11763
8Newcastle United9832
9Leeds United4991
10West Ham United4987

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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

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