Tottenham Hotspur ace tipped to be natural successor to Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham Hotspur are having a great season.

A tally of 14 points from the opening seven games has propelled Spurs into the upper echelons of the Premier League table.

After a disappointing campaign last time out, this improvement will be very well-received.

Jose Mourinho has come in and really got a grip of the playing squad in north London.

Players such as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon and Gareth Bale have really moved the club forward since arriving at the club, while the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have taken their performance levels to the next step.

Given that Spurs lost important players such as Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen last term, it's a real boost that these players have stepped up.

Another to show their worth is Giovani Lo Celso.

While suffering a number of fitness issues the midfielder has established himself as a key player under Mourinho.

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Lo Celso's performances were discussed this week on The Last Word On Spurs podcast where Jamie Brown of Daily Hotspur described the midfielder as Eriksen's replacement.

Speaking on The Last Word on Spurs podcast, Brown said: "I think he’s really frustrated at the moment because we know that Lo Celso is such a talented player and he’s going to be really important for us this year.

"He’s come in and he has been that [Christian] Eriksen replacement but the issue for him has been a lack of consistency. He’s not been able to perform consistently.

“Now, of course, that’s obviously down to injuries and then when he’s come back he’s taken time to get fit, so it’s just that frustration that he can’t seem to stay fit and then have a run in the side."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Tottenham Hotspur have really missed Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark international was a vital cog in the Spurs machine with his vision and technical ability a major asset.

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In fact, it was his creativity that has been such a big part of the club's success in recent years.

When he left for Inter Milan it was a big blow and last term we saw that they were missing him greatly.

This season things have certainly improved, with Giovani Lo Celso amongst others chipping in to make up for what they lost without Eriksen.

Based on their current form, life without Eriksen looks like it could be rosy and if Lo Celso can kick on even further then it can only be good news for supporters.

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