As most of us expected, Spurs have appealed against the red card issued to Younes Kaboul during Saturday’s defeat at Stamford Bridge but has this been done more in hope than expectation? The French international was sent off following a second half challenge on Samuel Eto’o and his absence led to chaos amongst the defence.
Danny Rose saw red in outrageous circumstances against Manchester City earlier this season so it was no surprise to see a similar decision go against us while playing the league leaders. Danny’s sending off was ridiculous but is Younes’ just as clear cut?
If the decision is upheld then we could be down to five fit defenders for Thursday against Benfica and then just four for Sunday in the North London Derby. Kyle Walker, Kyle Naughton, Zeki Fryers and Jan Vertonghen would hardly be anyone’s first choice so we would surely all hope this is overturned.