When a pundit is too closely identified with their former club, they run the risk of being accused of bias.
Sometimes such accusations are without merit, while on other occasions you suspect something is afoot. Today has provided us with one of those moments.
Thierry Henry was asked to pick a combined XI from the current top four and the Arsenal legend has upset Spurs fans by only picking one of our players.
It seems fair enough that Harry Kane should be left out in favour of the Premier League’s top scorer Jamie Vardy and it’s best player in Sergio Aguero. Harsh but fair.
In midfield, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele have had great seasons but can’t complain too much when omitted for the likes of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and the Leicester duo of N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez, who line up alongside our own Dele Alli in a four-man midfield.
Yet when it comes to the defence it’s hard to see where Henry is coming from with his selection. His back four and goalkeeper is comprised of three Arsenal players and two Leicester defenders, despite the fact that it is Spurs who have conceded the least goals in the Premier League.
Arsenal have let in three more goals than Hugo Lloris and the defence ahead of him, while Leicester have conceded an extra eight. Somehow though, Henry thinks that Robert Huth is a better defender than Toby Alderweireld… OK mate.
Here’s Henry’s ludicrously biased XI. Who would you level-headed and fair-minded Spurs fans, have in your Top Four XI?