Toby Alderweireld is thankfully back in training. We have had a decent defensive spell since he has been out but it is in the big games where performances have to be top drawer that we have missed him.
If he were playing against Chelsea, Pedro would not have had the time he did and our defence would not have all been sucked to the near post for their and match winning second goal.
Tottenham with and without Toby Alderweireld this season:
With - P10 W6 D3 L1 (60%) GA (6)
Without - P10 W2 D4 L4 (20%) GA (12)
The statistics show we have conceded double, but they don't account for who we were playing, Arsenal, Chelsea and UEFA Champions League ties. When you are struggling at Wembley then it is to players like Alderweireld that you turn, players who you hope can take the occasion out of the equation and motivate others to do the same.
The sooner we get him back the better.