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Is Chiriches ready to replace Michael Dawson? (video)

Posted on December 05, 2013 by Scraggs

As Michael Dawson hits a bad patch at the centre of Tottenhams defence so the newest addition at the back, Vlad Chiriches continues to improve and endear himself to all at Tottenham, take a look at player ratings and you will see that he is now the considered to be Tottenham’s most impressive defender and he just keeps improving with every game. There probably is little doubt that Jan Vertonghen would be leading the way had he had the benefit of playing in his favoured position but having been forced to help out at fullback even he has dropped down the list.

When Chiriches first took took the field in Tottenham colours against Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup  tie he quickly showed his skills if not his defensive qualities, even though Tottenham managed a clean sheet and a four nil victory most of us believed that Chiriches was some way off a first team spot, but in the absence of Danny Rose AVB has been forced to ask Jan Vertonghen to step in more often to cover giving Chiriches more opportunities to impress than he might have expected.

If you were to ask Tottenham fans to vote now on their favoured pairing at the back then I believe that Chiriches and Vertonghen would win by a landslide, that is not to say that Dawson and Kaboul are not still quality, in fact until very recently myself and most others would have been hoping for Kaboul and Vertonghen to step up on a regular basis. Now our lad Vlad has forced himself into the reckoning with some impressive displays.

For years now we have crying out for a centre half that scores some goals for us, most would like to think that Ledley King did it all for  but as great as he was he only actually scored ten goals for Tottenham in his entire career while Michael Dawson is stuck on just seven. with Chiriches already off the mark and beginning to threaten the opposition goal regularly and with Jan Vertonghen already on a total of eight in all competitions Tottenham finally have a couple of defenders capable of chipping in with important goal contributions AND more importantly they can defend.

Is Chiriches ready to be the player to link up with Vertonghenat  at the heart of the Tottenham defence? if he’s not ready quite yet it’s very close and it’s moments like this that will earn him his spot;



6 to “Is Chiriches ready to replace Michael Dawson? (video)”

  1. Boobaspur says:

    Absolutely, these are the types of opportunities and goals that get those so important extra few points in a season that can be vital.

    Much as I like Dawson, he offers very little in direct attack.

  2. tom says:

    Michael Dawson is a wholehearted defender who will give everything for the cause but in all honesty is back in fourth place in the pecking order if and when Kaboul reaches fitness. Vlad and Jan at the back will offer so much going forward and will soon link up together.

  3. Caleb says:

    Personally I think Dawson should stay as long as chiriches or vertonghen plays at left back. He captained spurs through all the clean sheets. Yes he made an error for the goal yesterday but who doesn’t. He is better then Kaboul. Kaboul was just dreadful against city. Dawson is so underestimated it hurts me

    • Tony says:

      I agree but as soon as Rose returns then Vertonghen will be returned to centre back and Chiriches looks likely to br the one to play alongside him at the moment. Kaboul hasn’t regained his form or fitness and was as you say terrible against City BUT before his injury he was the better of the two and it is a question of whether he can get back to that level. Don’t think anybody underestimates Dawson but Chiriches might just be a bit special.

      • Caleb says:

        Chiriches has been fantastic. I just think Dawson offers that stability like players such as terry, mertesacker, Vidic not the most gifted with their feet like the David Luiz’s and vertonghens but really hold the team together and with him being captain too

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