Tottenham Hotspur haven’t hit top gear in the eyes of many, but they have still made their best ever start to a Premier League season.
Spurs have taken 18 points from eight games, and sit fifth in the table just two points behind joint-leaders Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
The club started strongly but wobbled a few weeks ago with defeats against Watford and Liverpool.
Since then though, the north Londoners have gotten back on track and won every league game.
It’s been a pretty good start, but there is one pressing question: just where could they be had Daniel Levy signed some players in the summer?
Top of the league?
Spurs, arguably, could easily be a couple of points better off at least had they acquried some more quality players.
Against Watford they took the lead, but laboured towards the end as the Hornets turned things around at Vicarage Road.
Spurs went from taking all three points to losing the game.
In the next game against Liverpool, Tottenham again lost 2-1.
These back-to-back marginal defeats could easily have gone the other way had Spurs had greater depth.
Better off in Europe?
Spurs also lost 2-1 to Internazionale in the Champions League.
It was another narrow defeat that might have panned out differently had Mauricio Pochettino been able to call on some more players.
Even against Barcelona Tottenham nearly got a result.
The Catalans won 4-2, but Spurs had to field a weakened side due to a number of injuries.
Who knows how much better off Spurs would be at this point if Levy had strengthened Pochettino’s squad.
Their start is good, but it actually could have been so much better.