Tottenham Hotspur could make a shock move for Liverpool outcast Fabio Borini if they fail to land Saido Berahino this summer. Mauricio Pochettino knows that the Spurs could’ve been at the top of the table, but three costly mistakes have killed momentum for the Spurs.
Of course, all those positions arguably need strengthening, with many thinking the club should have made attacking additions over the last few seasons, but considering the players sold over the last 12 months or so, the transfer committee at White Hart Lane have a particular responsibility to bring in a certain level of player in the middle of the park.
Spurs clearly identified Mahrez as Leicester’s dangerman-the Algerian had scored three goals in his two games prior to Saturday-hacking him down on the edge of the area just 10 minutes in. Even though they were defeated against Manchester City, some momentum came in earlier in the week with the Toffees winning in the Second Round of the League Cup against Barnsley.
That is a source of frustration for Lilywhites fans, who would have liked to see an obvious gap in the squad filled before the start of the season – and certainly before the fourth game of the campaign.
The Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur gets underway at King Power Stadium.
The Foxes equalised within a minute of Dele Alli giving Spurs the lead with a diving header.
The Englishman performed his duty of keeping Mason in check and also broke up some of the continuous plays of the opposition.
The 1-1 draw was no more than the Black Cats deserved from a much-improved performance, although they might still have emerged empty-handed had it not been for the heroics of goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon as the visitors pushed for the win.
They have thrown away the lead in both of their last two outings and remaining solid after scoring will be something Mauricio Pochettino is drilling into his players.
The lack of ruthless finishing in the match highlighted their need to buy a centre-forward to partner Harry Kane, and with Everton coming up next they could do with dipping into the transfer market sooner rather than later.
Prediction: Everton will have some momentum going into this game, but their defensive display should give Romelu Lukaku a boost.