Tottenham will face Arsenal today in the North London derby as they bid to remain top of the Premier League table after this round of matches.
Spurs have had a fine start to the season while their north London rivals, Arsenal is struggling below the top 10.
However, derby days are hardly predictable and that means Spurs cannot afford to be complacent in this game.
Jose Mourinho will also need his best players to get the result and that means even the previously injured Toby Alderweireld might feature in the game, this is what former Leeds man, Michael Brown reckons.
The Belgian has been injured since Tottenham’s win over Manchester City, a time when he had become a key member of the starting XI.
The defender has been working to get ready for the game this week, but Jose Mourinho didn’t confirm if he would play or not.
Brown, however, reckons that if he is passed fit before the match, then he will be in contention for selection.
When asked by Football Insider whether he expected the Belgium international to return to the starting eleven if passed fit, Brown said:
“You know, it’s risk versus reward, it’s how many days you can get in (compared) to what the injuries are.
“He’s going to be heavily in contention. I think in an ideal world, we all want to rest players where possible but the amount of games, you’ve still got to get results.
“Players are used to playing a couple of times a week, players will get their rest when they can.
“It’s the North London derby and there’s none more pivotal than that. They’re on a good run, it’s great signs and standards are just trying to be raised.”