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Throughout the first few months of this season, Tottenham has had some troubles with injuries.
I mean, by most accounts, they have yet to play a match with their first-choice 11 players.
Luckily, these problems look set to abate, as many of Spurs' injured players are on the cusp of returns.
The biggest area that looks set to get a boost is the left wing, where both Gareth Bale and Benoit Assou-Ekotto have been injured and are getting ready for returns.
While much of the talk will rightfully be on the Welshman's imminent return, Assou-Ekotto's return is as important, if not more.
The Cameroonian's absence has meant Spurs have been forced to do one of two things with their lineup: shift Jan Vertonghen from center-back or start Kyle Naughton.
Sunday's match showed just how big these changes can be.
Naughton, while young and possessing some good potential, is not a great fit at left-back. His inability to use his left foot forced the Englishman to constantly cut in, rendering moot potential points of attack on the pitch. Kyle would do better backing up his namesake at right-back.
Meanwhile, Vertonghen's shift to the left leaves a hole in the center of defense that is filled by less talented defenders. While Jan has done great on the left, his play there has led the center of defense to be the weakest point of the squad. For evidence, just look at how much more solid the defense was today than they were over the past few matches.
Spurs supporters should feel very thankful when BAE returns from injury.