2) Christian Eriksen
Sometimes an unsung hero playing behind striker and headline maker Harry Kane, Eriksen has made a difference when it matters most recently. A catalyst for change in the 3-1 win at Chelsea with a simply stunning strike just before the break, a goal which turned the game on its head, a game that proved to be a momentous and important win in Tottenham’s challenge for the top four.
Players stepping up and making the difference has been one of the massive improvements spotted in this Tottenham team over the past season, and Eriksen has been no exception. The Dane has started as well as finished off some lovely moves in a Tottenham shirt this season, and next season should be no different.
Good performances at major tournaments has often landed top players top moves to bigger clubs (think back to Moussa Sissoko), and Eriksen has been showing his class in a Denmark shirt at the World Cup this summer, with one goal and one assist in two games. What better way to end any potential speculation than announcing that the Dane has signed a new contract at Spurs?
Unlike Vertonghen, Eriksen has a little longer left on his contract, two years to be precise. However, it is just as important he signs a new deal. With Harry Kane now on £200,000-per-week, Eriksen certainly deserves to be earning something near this figure.