All the indications are there that Spurs can challenge for the title again this season, but it looks like injuries could wreak havoc with their season.
The Lilywhites have already been without Harry Kane since he sustained an ankle injury in September’s 1-0 win over Sunderland, while Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose have also joined him in the treatment room recently.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have continued scoring, while Moussa Sissoko and Ben Davies have come into the side for the latter two.
The last thing they needed, however, was the sight of Toby Alderweireld being stretchered off in the second half against West Brom.
“With Toby we need to wait 24-48 hours,” Pochettino told the Mirror.
More footage of Toby Alderweireld
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— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) October 16, 2016
“He got a heavy knock in his leg. We will see what happens, now it is very painful. We need to know the problem.”
If the above tweet from 101GreatGoals is anything to go by, that has to be a positive, but Spurs are yet to make an official announcement.
The centre-back won Player of the Year at the club last season, and without him, it’s going to be incredibly difficult for them to keep up their superb defensive record.
Alderweireld will certainly miss Tuesday’s trip to face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League, but it could be much worse than that.
Spurs have four games in the next eleven days, so this could be a huge blow.
Once Alderweireld has had a scan, it could be another couple of days before they know the full extent of his injury, but they desperately need him back sooner rather than later.