Tottenham face a tricky trip to high-flying Swansea City on Sunday with their target of claiming a top four place looking increasingly unlikely with each passing week.
Mauricio Pochettino can draw comfort from the fact his side look a far better side on their travels with their form at White Hart Lane proving a major cause for concern this season.
Spurs currently occupy 10th place in the Premier League with just 21 points from their opening 15 Premier League matches.
Whilst they may only be six points off those coveted top four positions, they have done little to suggest they will be claiming a place amongst Europe’s elite come May.
That is unless Pochettino is backed heavily in January and given significant funds to build his own side.
The first six months of his reign have seen Pochettino almost forced to work with what he’s been given with chairman Daniel Levy still reeling from some of the shocking business that cost two managers their jobs in the summer of 2013.
Pochettino is said to be in it for the long haul but if that is the case then the former Southampton boss must be backed when the transfer window opens.
Here we have identified what could be considered a dream starting XI for Spurs post deadline day.