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French winners in London: N’golo and Hugo

Congrats Hugo!

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N’Golo Kanté and Hugo Lloris won big at the recently held London Football Awards. 

Kanté was instrumental in Leicester winning the EPL last season and now he’s helping Chelsea top the table at the moment. I once joked that if you want to win the League, then but N’Golo. Looks like it wasn’t a joke after all.

Kanté won London Premier League Player of the Year.

As for Hugo Lloris, he took home the award for Goalkeeper of the Year. Well deserved, Oogo!

I am very happy for these guys. Congratulations and keep flying the French flag high.

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Record-breaking captain

Hugo Lloris captained France for a national record 55th time yesterday against the Republic of Ireland in the Euro 2016, exceeding Didier Deschamps’ record. Congrats captain!

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Hugo Lloris: 4 clean sheets and 9 unbeaten games later

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Yesterday, I sat down to watch Bournemouth v Spurs and I came away with a satisfying feeling after watching their scrumptious display. 5-1 on the road! Harry Kane bagged a hat-trick and Dembele and Lamela also scored. Lloris pulled off a few brilliant saves to help save the day.

This beautiful victory means that Hugo Lloris now remains the only undefeated goalie in the PL. Although this is a fantastic stat for the goalie, Spurs still have a lot to answer and account for seeing that they could have been in the top 4 had they not been delinquent in some of their important games. The own goal that Kane scored against Swansea cost them the full 3 points and they failed to score against Liverpool when it really mattered. 5 draws out of 9 games may look good on paper, but it’s not especially when this team has so much potential.

Spurs currently sit in the 6th place on the table with 17 points, but the coast is not clear and they need to work on their goal difference.

Lloris v Bournemouth:

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

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Article Find: Hugo Lloris Has Been The Premier League’s Best Goalie

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With all the clamor surrounding star goalkeepers such as Joe Hart, Thibaur Courtois, and David De Gea, Tottenham’s goalkeepers Hugo Lloris seems has been quietly outperforming them all season.

Spurs fans wont be surprised to know that Lloris has the highest save percentage out of all the goalkeepers in England right now, with a save rate of 75%, with Joe Hart his nearest rival at 67%.

With these stats on hand, why is it that we don’t have Lloris’ name mentioned when talking about the best goalkeepers in England and in Europe? Surely with a better defense in front of him, those number would even be higher.

It’s interesting to note that despite Tottenham’s shaky defense, Lloris still manages to have the highest save percentage.

A talent like him won’t be content with Tottenham’s inability to compete for major trophies, so don’t be surprised to see him seek a way out in the near future should his form continue.

SOURCE: TheFootballVault

http://www.thefootballvault.co/stats-suggest-tottenhams-hugo-lloris-has-been-the-premier-leagues-best-goalie/

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Hugo Lloris: final stats for his superb Spurs 2013/14 season

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Despite some of his off games, Hugo Lloris had a fantastic season. He is certainly in the top 2 or 3 stand out performers for Spurs this season, but he is my number 1. Given the defence he had season long, he still managed to keep goals out in some of the tougher games when there was no one at the back helping out.

Via Opta, here are his final stats:

General:

Minutes Played: 3,330

Games Played: 37

Starts: 37

Substitution On: 0

Substitution Off: 0

Goalkeeping:

Goals Conceded: 50

Clean Sheets: 14

Total Saves: 103

Saves/Shots Ratio: 67.3%

Catches: 40

Punches: 37

Drops: 3

Penalty Saves: 1

Distribution & Attack:

Total Passes: 651

% of Passes Long: 73%

Passing Accuracy: 45%

Goals: 0

Discipline:

Fouls Won: 4

Fouls Conceded: 2

Yellow Cards: 2

Red Cards: 0

Good stats. He has another season be it God’s willing to better those stats! Meantime, he has the World Cup to get ready for:

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