Man Utd vs Spurs
Nobody commits more fouls for Tottenham than Kulusebski. With 34 in the league so far this season, he;s averaging 1.84 per 90.
He’s an absolute machine when it comes to fouls. He’s committed at least 1 in the last 12 league games and has only managed to get through 2 league games all season without fouling somebody.
I’d be really surprised if his fouling streak stopped at Old Trafford.
The Brazilian has had a difficult few weeks, adjusting to a central position in the back line.
Emerson averages 1.15 fouls per game across the season but this only tells half the strory.
As a central defender, Emerson has made 1+ fouls in each of his 4 starts.
In terms of form, Emerson’s made 1+ fouls in each of his last three games and in 6 of the last 7 games he’s played for Spurs. The only exception to this was an 11’ appearance in the 0-2 win against Nottingham Forest.
Bruno Fernandes is Man Utd’s chief creative presence in the side, however his game has a dark side to it.
Sometimes in petulance, frustration, or simply being overly aggressive in the challenge, Fernandes is penalised frequently.
Bruno has made 1+ fouls in 9 of his last 10 games for Utd. This includes a streak of 5 games at Old Trafford.
Spurs will go toe to toe with Utd meaning that Fernandes will be asked to track back at times. Extra defensive work is not what the Portuguese wants and fouls are sure to follow.