Spurs took a much needed three points from Craven Cottage last night but the win was soured slightly by an injury to Jan Vertonghen. There’s no official word from the club as to the extent of the problem but Andre Villas-Boas’ words suggest that the defender may well miss Saturday’s trip to Sunderland.
“He rolled his ankle and I think at the moment it’s quite swollen. We’ll assess it today medically. I don’t want to rule him out immediately. At the moment it’s quite swollen.”
With Danny Rose still struggling, AVB is seriously short of options to cover the left back position. We may well see Kyle Naughton deputise once again although that thought will alarm most supporters ahead of another vital match.
Other possibles include Zeki Fryers while we understand that Vlad Chiriches has also played there in the past. For now, we hope that either Jan or Danny can recover in time but if both are absent then the club will surely head into the January transfer market in an attempt to finally solve this problem position.