Tottenham Hotspur start the Premier League 2019-20 season with a home game against newly promoted Aston Villa, with the Spurs fans keen to see what starting XI Mauricio Pochettino picks.
While there is every chance Tanguy Ndomeble could get his first start in a Lilywhites’ shirt, the club’s two newest faces, Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso, will surely not be involved from the start.
One Tottenham man that has a massive opportunity to stake a claim for a regular starting berth in Pochettino’s side is Kyle Walker-Peters.
The right-back position is going to be interesting at Spurs this season, with Kieran Trippier offloaded to Atletico Madrid earlier in the summer and no replacement signed.
Serge Aurier is the most tried-and-tested option in the role but has suffered injuries in pre-season.
Juan Foyth could well be the most-rounded option for Tottenham in 2019-20 but the Argentine has suffered injury and will miss the start of the campaign.
As such, Walker-Peters could well be in the running to start for Spurs against Villa.
Talk in the press linked with youth-team graduate with a North London exit over the summer, perhaps on loan, but the fact Pochettino has kept him at Tottenham bodes well for the young defender.
If Walker-Peters can get a couple of starts under his belt before Aurier is up to speed and Foyth is available, he could well be in the box seat to become the first-choice right-back.
While the young Spurs man has shown he is dangerous on the front foot, Pochettino will want to see solid defensive showings from the full-back to have the confidence to pick him regularly in 2019-20.