Younes Kaboul is set to take his first tentative steps on to the training pitch this week but in his long absence, has the Frenchman become a forgotten man? Head coach Andre Villas-Boas confirmed that Kaboul is coming back to training but added that the defender is still some way from a first team return.
“He’s going to rejoin training on Monday,” AVB said. “Still, it’s going to be his first training session since August, so we have to be very, very careful. Hopefully he will be able to play in two to three weeks.”
When the time finally comes for Younes to fully return, will he walk straight back into the side? The coach does like to shuffle things around at the back but in many supporters’ minds, the first choice pairing in the centre is Michael Dawson and Jan Vertonghen.
Can Younes Kaboul break into the starting XI? Could the defence be shuffled so that either Kaboul or Vertonghen plays at full back? What is AVB’s solution here?