Jose Mourinho can now boast the two most prolific partnerships in Premier League history. The Tottenham Hotspur boss appears to have a knack for this.
Jose Mourinho knows how to make partnerships work. Judging by goal-combinations, anyway, as the Tottenham Hotspur man now has his fingerprints on the top two in Premier League history.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min have caught a lot of attention for their combination this season, of course. The duo has scored 13 goals between them, with Kane even assisting his strike partner for four goals in one game.
They combined once again to beat Burnley on Monday. Kane flicked on a corner to find Son, who put it home for a 1-0 win. That was the 29th time they’ve assisted one another for a goal.
And it puts them joint-second on the all-time Premier League list, per the BBC. The combinations of Robert Pires & Thierry Henry, as well as David Silva & Sergio Aguero, can match that. But neither of those partnerships are active, of course – Kane and Son potentially have years left together.
It leaves just one above the Spurs partnership – Frank Lampard & Didier Drogba on 36 combinations. That’s particularly notable, of course, as it’s a partnership cultivated by Mourinho.
To say Mourinho has a knack for this would be an understatement. Go through all of his successful teams and there’s some sort of attacking duo that makes his side tick.
Think Cristiano Ronaldo combining with Mesut Ozil and Real Madrid. Or Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in his second Chelsea spell.
Kane and Son have always been wonderful together, of course, but they’ve certainly kicked up a gear this season. Seeing as Mourinho also boasts the greatest partnership in Premier League history, it’s clear he deserves credit for that.
And who knows? Perhaps by the end of a season or two, Spurs will boast the all-time best for themselves. It’s certainly heading in that direction.