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Could Jose Mourinho turn Kyle Walker-Peters into Tottenham’s very own Cesar Azpilicueta?

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Could Jose Mourinho turn Kyle Walker-Peters into Tottenham’s very own Cesar Azpilicueta?

The talented defender is also capable of playing at left-back.

Tottenham Hotspur are set to be without Ben Davies for a significant period after the Welsh defender suffered an ankle injury. The ligament damage may still require surgery and there is no timeline for his potential return to action. 

It leaves Tottenham set to rely on the out-of-form Danny Rose as their regular left-back option. 

There are other players new manager Jose Mourinho could turn to. Jan Vertonghen is a capable left-back whilst Ryan Sessegnon arrived in the summer. 

However, Vertonghen is a better central option whilst Sessegnon might be a little too attack-minded for Mourinho. 

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So could this prove a reprieve for Kyle Walker-Peters?

 

Whilst right-footed, the England under-21 star has often played at left-back. There is certainly some argument to suggest that left-back is, in fact, his best position. 

Mourinho also has a record for playing right-footers in the left-back slot. William Gallas and Cesar Azpilicueta were both used successfully in that role at Chelsea. Ashley Young, less so at Manchester United. Alvaro Arbeloa was often used at left-back during Mourinho’s stint at Real Madrid. 

It is clearly something Mourinho is comfortable with and KWP was pulled in to the Tottenham squad for the clash with West Ham at the weekend, after nine league games out of contention.

So perhaps Mourinho could see Walker-Peters as the next best at left-back now Davies is out of contention, giving the youngster another chance to prove himself at Spurs.

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