One area where we didn’t seem to need too much in the way of strengthening was in central defence and despite losing Steven Caulker in the summer, the arrival of Vlad Chiriches more than filled that particular gap.
With Dawson, Chiriches, Vertonghen and Kaboul, Andre Villas-Boas had plenty of options at the start of the campaign but there is continuing concern over Younes who in the last three years has turned into the new Jonathan Woodgate.
Therefore, it’s maybe not all that surprising to see Spurs linked with a move for Manchester City outcast Joleon Lescott. He’s been around a while but the defender is still only 21 and having made just 7 Premier League appearances this season, January could see him out of the exit door.
With Dawson, Chriches, Vertonghen fit and the left back berth filled, it’s hard to see a player such as Lescott getting any more game time than he does right now. However, with long term issues over Kaboul, is this as bad a link as it first seems?