At the corresponding time last season we were joint top on goal difference with Liverpool and Arsenal on 20 points after 9 games, but the wheels had fallen off(going off the games played rather than the calendar year). We were preparing for a League Cup tie at Utd where we would get bet beat 1-0. We had won 6, drawn 2 and lost 1 in the league. Spurs had just beaten us at the Lane 2-0. And we'd also drawn at Celtic 3-3 and got beat 4-0 at Barca. The only thing that worries me at the moment is the lack of defensive cover - we have lost Vinny and Mendy.