Tottenham Hotspur star Moussa Sissoko could be set for a run in the engine room, with Mousa Dembele ruled out for around six weeks with an ankle injury.
The Frenchman has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent weeks.
The 2016 signing from Newcastle United has really picked up his form, and put in good performances against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
He has been much maligned since making his £30 million move to north London.
But this season something appears to have clicked.
He has been getting a bit more game time thanks to early squad fatigue and injuries, and now he could be set for a consistent run in the team.
As reported by Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad, Dembele will be out for the next six weeks as a result of the ankle injury sustained against Wolves.
With Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama both still struggling with their respective injuries, Sissoko may have to play the role of midfield general.
Sissoko’s time to shine?
Harry Winks is expected to feature heavily going forward due to the number of injuries.
But Mauricio Pochettino may wish to deploy Sissoko alongside the Englishman, who is more technical and deft.
Tottenham need someone in there who can be physical. They need someone to be the enforcer in the absence of Dembele.
Based off recent form, there’s no reason why Sissoko can’t be that man.