While David Bentley has done pretty well in recent games, I don’t think that there’s many Spurs supporters who wouldn’t want Aaron Lennon back in the team, as soon as he’s fit.
This could be as soon as our next league game against Wigan. Although it will be hard on Bentley, it will certainly be for the good of the team.
Lennon has played in 18 of our league games and been absent for 8. In the games he’s played we’ve averaged 1.8 points per match. When he’s been missing we’ve averaged just 1.1 points per game.
The most marked difference is the amount of goals we score when Lennon is in the team. We average 2.2 per game with him, as opposed to a pathetic 0.6, without him. You might try to argue that these figures are skewed somewhat by the 9 scored against Wigan, but then Lennon was absolutely instrumental in us being able to tear them apart that day.
In Lennon’s 18 games this season we have only failed to score in 4 of them. Without him, we have failed to score on 5 occasions in 8 games.
All we are saying Harry, is give pace a chance.