Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, our punters are not at all shocked by the start Tottenham have made this season. The club have recorded yet another victory, this time over Cardiff Cityand are looking in tip top shape ahead of their London derby with Chelsea.
Much has been made about the quality Andre Villas-Boas possesses in the midfield – and we saw that with the changes AVB was able to make against Cardiff.
We have also spent a huge amount of time talking about the loss of Gareth Bale and how that would affect the club. One thing that has not been mentioned so much however is the defence. Yes, selling Steven Caulker to the Bluebirds made a few waves, but no one really spent much time pondering the various options available to Andre Villas-Boas.
That is all about to change. We have decided to make a list of the top five defensive combinations available to AVB – and which one we think is best.
There are actually more options than we initially thought and the club have five top centre backs that are all fighting for a starting place. Not only that, but Kyle Naughton is pushing for an inclusion in the first eleven.
One thing that our landlord mentions is the fact that Spurs have not only the three domestic competitions to play in, but also the Europa League to boot.
That of course means that the entire squad is vital, and rotation will be the name of the game. With that in mind, here are five combinations we have decided on, and the one that we think is the best choice.