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Dejan Kulusevski has made an immediate impact at Tottenham. His arrival in the January transfer window coincided with a marked upturn in their fortunes and the Premier League table since Kulusevski joined shows just how big the Swedish forward’s impact has been.
Tottenham were seventh in the Premier League when Antonio Conte decided to sign Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur from Juventus on transfer deadline day.
After being on the losing side in his first two Premier League appearances, he then starred in the 3-2 win over Manchester City and formed part of a deadly front three alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
The Sweden international has registered three goals and eight assists in his first 14 Premier League appearances, helping Spurs move up the table.
“Honestly, we are talking about an important prospect, because he is very young, only 21 years old, and despite his young age he has good experience with the national team,” Conte told Sky Sports in March.
“Also to play with Juventus for one year and a half, you understand what it means to live with pressure, with that pressure.
“We are talking about an important prospect. Probably he could explode in the future. Also because I can see the intensity, the will and the desire to play.
“As everyday in training sessions, he is a type of player who has it in his mind the target to become a top player in his career and as his manager, I try to help him to improve and believe.
“For sure is he an important prospect for the present and for the future. He has to continue to work in this way because he has in one month and a half improved a lot physically, tactically and also in his mentality.”
We’ve taken a look at how the Premier League table would look if it began on the 9th of February, the day Kulusevski made his Spurs debut. Note: all teams have played 13 league games unless stated otherwise.
1. Liverpool – 34 points (12 games played)
2. Arsenal – 27 points
3. Man City – 26 points (11 games played)
4. Tottenham – 25 points (GD +18) (14 games played)
5. Newcastle United – 25 points (GD +4)
6. Burnley – 20 points (14 games played)
7. Chelsea – 19 points (10 games played)
8. Crystal Palace – 17 points (GD +6) (12 games played)
9. Brentford – 17 points (GD +4) (11 games played)
10. Leicester City – 16 points (GD -3)
11. Manchester United – 16 points (GD -4) (12 games played)
12. Wolves – 15 points (GD -2)
13. Southampton – 15 points (GD -9)
14. Aston Villa – 14 points (GD +2) (12 games played)
15. Brighton – 14 points (GD -8)
16. Everton – 13 points (12 games played)
17. West Ham – 12 points (GD -4) (11 games played)
18. Leeds – 12 points (GD -18)
19. Watford – 7 points (12 games played)
20. Norwich – 5 points (12 games played)
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