The switch window might have closed three days in the past however Tottenham’s 1-Zero defeat to Chelsea reveals they should recruit in a single space, in line with Anton Ferdinand.
Spurs’ show at residence to the Blues was an excruciating look ahead to all followers of the north London facet.
Chelsea dominated the primary half and went in 1-Zero up on the break because of Jorginho’s penalty.
However the best way Spurs conceded the aim will infuriate followers with centre-back Eric Dier tripping Timo Werner contained in the field instantly after the German striker pinched it off him.
There’s one comfort Spurs can take from their efficiency – at the very least there weren’t any followers contained in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to witness it.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand stated this can be a good factor for Jose Mourinho’s facet as they might’ve been booed off at half time.
It was a poor first half by the entire Spurs facet, which didn’t get significantly better within the second pretty much as good goalkeeping by Hugo Lloris prevented it from being a humiliating defeat.
The Frenchman denied Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount, whereas the returning Serge Aurier made a great last-ditch problem to disclaim Werner a aim.
Spurs almost conceded a comical second aim when Dier’s backpass put Lloris in hassle however the keeper managed to go the ball away from hazard.
Carlos Vinicius ought to’ve equalised late on as he may solely direct a free header huge. The aim would’ve possible given Spurs an undeserved level as they had been second finest all through.
The penalty incident raises questions on whether or not they have a adequate defence.
And that query was met with a powerful no by Ferdinand’s brother, who recommended Spurs’ defence is the distinction between them being title challengers and being eighth within the desk, the place they at the moment are.
On whether or not Spurs have to signal a ‘premium centre-back’ Ferdinand advised Kick Off: “Yeah I’d say so, undoubtedly.
“Eric Dier’s performed in midfield for many of his profession, he needed to play at centre-back as he’s doing now.
“The inconsistency is why Tottenham had been high of the league and now they’re not.”