A week that started so well for Tottenham has ended disappointingly following a standard heavy defeat at Stamford Bridge and a dull 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace following the impressive win over Everton a week ago.
Mauricio Pochettino is still very much in the early stages of the job at White Hart Lane but just two Premier League wins at home this season have seen his performance come under scrutiny.
The former Saints boss will point to the fact it is still early days and he was not backed with big money in the summer in the same way rivals such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool were.
Even Everton were able to splash £28 million on a new centre forward with Spurs still paying the price for the expensive flops signed in the summer of 2013.
Pochettino will be given time to build his own squad and make Tottenham a force once again, but he needs backing from chairman Daniel Levy – starting this January.
Here we have identified five lingering issues the club should look to resolve as soon as the transfer window opens.