Spurs handed injury blow before North London derby

Tottenham Hotspur have problems at right-back heading into the North London derby at the Emirates on Saturday.

Their first choice right-back, Kieran Trippier, moved to Atletico Madrid over the summer and manager was impressed enough with Kyle Wakler-Peters to promote him to the starting role this season.

The 22-year-old has started Spurs’ first three Premier League games to start the season but pulled up with a hamstring during their 0-1 defeat at home to Newcastle United last weekend.

Walker-Peters is now considered a major doubt to face us this weekend, according to the Telegraph. In his absence, Mauricio Pochettino does have Serge Aurier, but the Ivorian has yet to feature this season but doesn’t appear to be part of the manager’s plans. Many wouldn’t be surprised to see him shipped out before the close of the European transfer window on Monday.

Argentine international Juan Foyth could be the answer for Tottenham. The youngster is a centre-back by trade but has been played at right-back before. The alternative option could be to move back to a back three as they often played last season, but Jan Vertonghen has been benched to start the new season.

These problems for Spurs only increase our chances of picking up another home victory this season. It could be the first time we see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe start for us. This has the making of a mouth-watering attack and it would be a delight to see them destroy Spurs as early as Saturday.