Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical points ahead of Matchweek 30.
Prior to the season's resumption Spurs had looked vulnerable out of possession and offered too much space to the opposition.
A lack of physicality and structure in the middle was putting added pressure on their defence.
In their last four Premier League matches, Spurs conceded eight goals.
Chop and change
Despite being in charge since November, Jose Mourinho remains undecided on his best central-midfield pairing.
The Portuguese has used 12 different partnerships during his 17 Premier League matches as head coach.
While Tanguy Ndombele can be a dominant presence, he has found it hard to settle, playing next to a different midfield partner in all five starts under Mourinho.
Spurs midfielders per 90mins
|Tackles won||Interceptions||Ball recoveries|
The return of Moussa Sissoko could be the solution to Mourinho's midfield struggles.
For the last two seasons, the 30-year-old has been excellent for Spurs and will instantly improve them in the middle third.
Sissoko's season so far
Sissoko missed 15 matches in all competitions with a knee injury he picked up on New Year’s Day, but is now fully recovered.
The statistics show that without a commanding central figure Spurs have struggled to defend attacks.
Last five Premier League matches
|Match||Shots faced||Expected goals (xG) against|
|TOT 2-0 MCI||19||2.9|
|AVL 2-3 TOT||18||1.9|
|CHE 2-1 TOT||17||1.8|
|TOT 2-3 WOL||14||2.6|
|BUR 1-1 TOT||21||3.2|
Sissoko has the qualities to do such a job and his comeback can have a massive influence.