Is it a coincidence that any concerns over our current form have come at the same time that Moussa Dembele started his spell on the sidelines? The Belgian International arrived in the summer and after a debut goal from the bench, has settled comfortably into the left sided defensive midfielder slot.
In his absence, Tom Huddlestone has taken over and while Tom has received some praise from Andre Villas-Boas, he’s been receiving his fair share of criticism from supporters on social media. Meanwhile, the importance of Moussa has been backed up by the Opta stats.
To start with, Spurs have won every league game that Dembele has started and that fact alone is enough to cement anyone’s place in the starting XI. The stats continue with effective passing and tackle ratios and while these can be overused at times, they are impressive.
The defensive midfielders can often fall under the viewer’s radar, particularly for those on a diet of TV Highlights but just how vital is it to see Moussa fit and back in the side?