Tottenham Hotspur seem to have some pretty awful luck when it comes to young, English left backs. First, there was Danny Rose, who started the season so brilliantly, but hasn't played for Spurs since September 14th against Norwich. Since then, Kyle Naughton had mainly been filling in, but now he too has gone down with an injury.
Naughton hobbled off in the 67th minute of Tottenham's Capital One Cup match with the Hull City Tigers. I have no idea whether it was a knee or an ankle injury that ended Naughton's night, but he was unable to continue with the match and was replaced on the pitch by Vlad Chiriches, while Jan Vertonghen took Rose's left back spot.
This injury leaves Tottenham with Vertonghen as the only player on the team who has played left back at the top level. I suppose if push came to shove Nacer Chadli could play left back, but the Belgian has also come away from this match with an injury.
Chadli entered the match for Christian Eriksen at the same time that Naughton went off, but lasted only 9 minutes before having to be replaced by Harry Kane. Not exactly an ideal scenario for someone trying to play their way into the team.
The best thing for Spurs is if Rose is finally fit and ready to go, either for this weekend or next. Chadli's injury doesn't affect things too much as Spurs have plenty of wide options. Regardless, all the fans will be hoping that everyone is healthy soon.
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