It’s been a rocky road for the three Tottenham players that were signed in the summer transfer window. All have had niggling injuries that have prevented them from making a huge impact at their new side.
One of these signings, Ryan Sessegnon, has only played one match for Spurs after moving from Fulham in the summer. However, with Ben Davies out for a while with an ankle injury, Mourinho may opt to rotate Danny Rose and Ryan Sessegnon in the left-back position, and the young defender could have his chance to show what he’s made of.
Sessegnon was hailed at Fulham for being such an attacking threat on the wing, and whether the defender can adopt a similar style of play under Mourinho remains to be seen. The young Englishman scored an impressive 15 goals which helped his former club earn promotion to the top division in the 2017/18 season.
However, the following season, Sessegnon’s form turned a little stale as Fulham were relegated back to the Championship. This didn’t deter Mauricio Pochettino from snapping up the young full-back who remained in high demand due to his previous exploits in the Championship.
With Mourinho steadily experimenting with the squad, it is only a matter of time before Sessegnon gets an opportunity to show his worth. Jan Vertonghen was placed in the left-back position against Bournemouth on Saturday, but the Belgian looked uncomfortable at times and Mourinho may revert him back to his more central role in future matches.
This leaves Danny Rose as the only available left-back aside from Sessegnon and the 29-year-old has looked a little off the pace recently. With an incredibly busy period for all English clubs already in motion, Sessegnon will likely be granted some minutes on the pitch.
The other question is how much game time will he actually receive? The Englishman may not even have the match fitness to start a game, which could be the reason for both Pochettino and Mourinho’s reluctance to play him. Nevertheless, Sessegnon’s frustration could be bubbling as the left-back has barely been given a chance to show his worth after he moved to Spurs with such anticipation surrounding him.