Danny Rose has returned from international duty with an injury worry, presenting an opportunity for his deputy Ben Davies.
The England left-back played on after picked up a hamstring strain against Slovakia and could be out of action for Spurs for as long as three weeks.
That would see Rose miss this weekend’s match against Stoke and the opening Champions League clash at Wembley against Monaco. An absence of three weeks could also see him unavailable for the Premier League games against Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
This presents a great opportunity for Davies, who shone in international action for Wales this week. The 23-year old was one of the standout performers in the 4-0 win over Moldova and after a busy summer at Euro 2016, should be ready to stand in for Rose.
While the team will doubtless miss the pace and energy of Rose on the left, Davies offers a more considered threat and is a better crosser of the ball.
It’s fair to say that very few clubs have a better deputy left-back than Davies, who despite his youth has already made 102 Premier League appearances and won 26 caps for his country.