Tottenham bounced back from their disappointing defeat to West Ham with an impressive victory against Aston Villa, and host a Hull side who have made a good start to the season.
Andre Villas-Boas was one busy bee this summer. With a huge transfer budget to dig into thanks to the impending Gareth Bale move, he moved for several players. They have made a good start to this season, sitting three points off the top in fifth. But, for me at least, some players haven’t quite hit the mark.
Close your ears Tottenham fans - The Metro are reporting that Inter are ready to offer £6m for midfield favourite Sandro. However, here are three reasons why Spurs should keep hold of the 24-year-old Brazilian.
When Christian Benteke signed for Aston Villa last summer from Genk, few could have envisaged the impact that he would have on the Midlands club, nor the Premier League. His 23 goals in 39 games last term ensured that Villa retained their topflight status and had the bigger clubs swarming around his signature. But after he signed a new deal at Villa Park it was time to settle down and go again.
While north London erupted this summer with the arrival of Mesut Ozil and the departure of Gareth Bale, there has been little time for talk of much else. The space that has been left has been dominated by the form of Andros Townsend for both club and country and Arsenal being top of the league, and left the rest on the scrap heap. While Spurs went about spending the millions of pounds they did over the summer, there was a forgotten man who was not ready to let his place in the side go. That man was Iceland international Gylfi Sigurdsson.
They say the Premier League is one of the most physical topflights in world football, and if that's so then it'll be interesting to see how this chap gets on should a move transpire. The Express are reporting that 17-year-old Alen Halilovic is again linked with Tottenham this January - despite the best efforts of his father, with a £17m deal being lined up. But who is he?
Tottenham moved up into fifth place in the Premier League table this weekend after they disposed of Aston Villa in Sunday's late kick off.
Aston Villa welcome Tottenham to Villa Park looking to continue their 3 match unbeaten run. Tottenham, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at home to West Ham
Tottenham's sale of Gareth Bale ensured that they could splash out on other areas of the squad this summer, and while every position is looking strong, there is one position that looks slightly lacking to me - the left-back area.
Gareth Bale departed the club in well-documented circumstances, and while Spurs reinvested wisely, they have still lacked the bite and purpose that the Wales international provided whilst in north London.
Tottenham are going through a transitional stage right now. The sale of Gareth Bale allowed them to splash out this summer and reinforce their squad with a wealth of new faces. Because of this, players have started missing out on first team football. Although this isn't the club's fault, nor is it AVB's, it is happening. Here are three players who I believe should be playing more football, be it at White Hart Lane or elsewhere.
With Andre Villas-Boas investing so heavily, it's unlikely that he knows what his strongest side is. However, there are a number of faces who will know that they aren't in it, so here are three players who I think the Portuguese boss should send on loan in the new year.