Numbers revealed show Tottenham financial concern amid Covid-19 surge

Tottenham hit hard as Covid’s matchday impact at Premier League clubs revealedTottenham hit hard as Covid’s matchday impact at Premier League clubs revealed

Tottenham feeling the financial strain amid Covid outbreak

Premier League outfit Tottenham is one of many clubs across England and the continent that will be – or currently are – feeling the financial strain that comes with the current Covid-19 outbreak due to a surging Omicron variant.

As reported by The Mirror’s John Cross, Tottenham has taken a financial hit on the back of decreased attendances in recent weeks after the top flight of English football has suffered at the hands of the pandemic.

According to Cross, Spurs usually net roughly £5 million-per-match when the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is filled to its 60,000 capacity, but attendance was down by at least 25% when Spurs recently hosted Liverpool (45,421) and London rivals Crystal Palace (40,539).

While season tickets have long been counted when it comes to the club coffers, with lower matchday attendance comes an additional decrease in ticket sales, concessions, and merchandise. This also does not factor in lost TV-rights revenue each time a fixture has been canceled.

Tottenham has already been subject to three cancellations, versus Burnley, Brighton and Leicester City, but league-wide postponement will be resisted at all costs as many clubs still feel the strain from the first long-term cancelation during the initial phase of the Covid-19 pandemic.

With experts holding in their opinion that the number of infections will continue to rise due to the holiday period, future postponements – and the financial issues that stem from them – are sure to occur.

Spurs continue to roll under Antonio Conte

Data is not everything when it comes to a game as complicated as football, but the recent numbers behind results under Antonio Conte paint a positive picture for Tottenham.

Currently sitting second in the Premier League form table (4-2-0) behind current holders Manchester City (6-0-0), the Lilywhites have moved on well from Nuno Espírito Santo, and are now within striking distance of bitter rivals Arsenal in fourth.

Tottenham hit hard as Covid’s matchday impact at Premier League clubs revealedTottenham hit hard as Covid’s matchday impact at Premier League clubs revealed

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 5, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images)

But the matches in hand that Tottenham posses are not enough to suggest they will keep rolling up the table as the club recently suffered a frustrating 1-1 draw at Southampton, that saw them fail to keep gaining ground on the top-four.

While results are coming at a credible rate for Conte’s men, their goal return will have to increase (just 22 in 17 fixtures) if they are to run down their league rivals and end the season with Champions League football in 2022-23.

This article was edited by
Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 20 39 50
2 Chelsea FC 20 29 42
3 Liverpool FC 19 34 41
4 Arsenal FC 19 9 35
5 West Ham United 19 9 31
6 Tottenham Hotspur 17 2 30
7 Manchester United 17 2 28
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 -1 25
9 Leicester City 18 -2 25
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 -1 24
11 Crystal Palace 19 0 23
12 Aston Villa 18 -4 22
13 Southampton FC 19 -9 21
14 Brentford FC 18 -4 20
15 Everton FC 17 -8 19
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 17 -13 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 19 -34 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 5
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5

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