Monday night in North London will see Tottenham Hotspur return to action against Chelsea following a lengthy 10-day break between matches.
Despite leading the Premier League by two points going into the weekend, the Lilywhites might be as low as fourth by the time the game starts.
Conversely, Chelsea has only managed to accumulate 12 points from their 10 games so far this season under the direction of new manager Mauricio Pochettino, who is facing mounting pressure ahead of his return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
For the Spurs, Pape Matar Sarr mows down every grass blade.
This season, Tottenham has had success stories all across the field, from James Maddison and Heung-min Son up top to the dynamic between Micky Van de Ven and Cristian Romero at the defense.
But young Pape Matar Sarr, who has taken the midfield in North London by storm this season, may not receive as much praise as he should.
“The good thing is he can play all three at once,” Postecoglou (Football London) remarked in response to a question regarding Pape Matar Sarr and his position.
“With Pape when you consider his age, it is just his ability to embrace the challenge of playing in a midfield role and particularly for us it is quite multi-functional.
“He has the capacity and great strength to run and provide energy in all areas. Having him there helps because sometimes he is a six, sometimes he is an eight or a 10 or a full-back and he does that with ease, but it does require energy and a strong work ethic.
“I think as he gets more experienced he’ll refine some areas of his game. Sometimes his decision-making is a little rushed but geez, for where he’s at in his career, what’s providing for us is enormous at the moment.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I think Sarr has perhaps been Tottenham’s most underrated player so far this season. Having Rodrigo Bentancur back is very exciting, but people should not sleep on the influence Sarr has on that right side on and off the ball. Bentancur will need to work extremely hard to match the youngster.