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Tottenham, too, are blessed with quality centre-backs in abundance (when fit). Injuries permitting, Andre Villas-Boas could feel safe in fielding Younes Kaboul, Steven Caulker and Jan Vertonghen.
The Belgian seems tailor-made for modern football, as his versatility, mobility and skill set enable to him play several positions. Left-centre-back is his forte.
There's also an argument to suggest Gareth Bale was better in his old-school, chalk-on-your-boots position as a genuine winger—remember how he torched Maicon?
At left-wing-back Bale is once again released, and Kyle Walker likewise on the right. You can get Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe on the same pitch too, with the former an important target for the wide men's crosses.
Sandro, Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey can still retain their midfield trio.