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Soldado did not see too much of the ball against Swansea.
One area Tottenham do need to work on is ensuring a steady supply line to Roberto Soldado.
It would be harsh to say Spurs have a major issue creating chances, for the Spaniard or otherwise. He was the goalscoring beneficiary of two fine assists midweek in the 5-0 win versus Dinamo Tbilisi, while in their league games they have had 36 shots on goal (a less impressive seven of which have been on target).
A decent amount of these were long-range efforts. As Spurs are looking like they'll be without Gareth Bale's explosive contributions from outside the box, they will need others trying their luck when good opportunities arise.
For a side who became as reliant as they did on Bale, sharing the wealth will be a good thing for Spurs. Nevertheless, with a finisher like Soldado among their ranks, more needs to be done to give him chances to score.
Against Swansea, he was isolated for large parts of the game, with Paulinho's surges from midfield, his main (but infrequent) point of contact in central positions. When Spurs attacked from out wide and managed to cross, he was allowed little space by the Swans defense.
Villas-Boas' experiments with formation have meant Spurs are still working to find the method that most successfully bridges fine work in midfield with chances in the final third.
They have done enough so far, winning the penalties that have led to Soldado's goals. Deciding on the players who can help bring the best out of the Spain international on a consistent basis is one of the big decisions Villas-Boas faces over the coming weeks.