Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as the most successful Premier League team over the renowned ‘busy Christmas period’ of matches.
Research conducted by online retailer Christmas Tree World has found that over the past 6 seasons, Spurs have accumulated more points than any other team currently in the Premier League between the middle of December and New Year.
The top 6 teams over that period are familiar faces but the order may be somewhat of a surprise. The top 6 are as follows:
- Tottenham Hotspur – 74 points
- Man City – 73 points
- Chelsea – 69 points
- Man United – 68 points
- Arsenal – 62 points
- Liverpool – 58 points
Southampton are the worst performing team over Christmas, accumulating just 29 points over the 6 seasons.
However, Spurs aren’t the top scorers in the league. That accolade goes to Man City, who have scored 75 times over Christmas. Crystal Palace are the most frugal scorers, netting only 30 times. The top scoring teams are:
- Man City – 75
- Spurs – 68
- Liverpool – 67
- Arsenal – 61
- Chelsea – 59
- Man United – 58
The top individual scorer during that time is Spurs’ Harry Kane, netting 17 goals, which would go a long way to explain their good festive form. Romelu Lukaku was second with 13 goals, scored during his time at Everton, Manchester United and a loan spell at West Brom. The top scorers are:
- Harry Kane – 17
- Romelu Lukaku – 13
- Yaya Toure / Olivier Giroud / Theo Walcott – 11
- Sergio Aguero – 10