After two weeks of transfer dealing and international football, it’s back to the matter in hand this weekend as Spurs take on Norwich at the Lane in what will be seen as a must win match for this new look squad. Ahead of the game, many are discussing the best choice midfield following an influx of new arrivals in the centre of the park but Andre Villas-Boas will have almost as many permutations in defence.
Vlad Chiriches has arrived to offer some competition to Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson while Younes Kaboul seems pretty much back to full fitness following his year on the sidelines. Those four are arguably the best defenders at the club right now and while four into two won’t go, will AVB be tempted to find starting slots for each of them?
On the flanks, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose seem to be unchallenged although Kyle Naughton is used on occasions, most notably in the Europa League so are their positions safe at right back and left back respectively?
We know that Kaboul can cover on the right and Vertonghen was more than comfortable on the left last season – apparently Chiriches can play at left back too. So what is your first choice back four?
On the subject of Chiriches, the Romanian looks more than useful going forward – have a look at the Graham Roberts netbuster on one minute.