The Austrian centre-back was a relative unknown when he joined Spurs last summer for £4.3m from Koln. Knowing he’d be a back up for the majority of the campaign, Wimmer remained committed and bought into Mauricio Pochettino’s philosophy, altering his diet to aid his fitness training, resulting in weight loss and other improvements to his physical attributes. Since Vertonghen’s injury in January, Wimmer has been part of a defence that has conceded just five goals in eight games Premier League games. As well as this, against Bournemouth, as well as doing his defensive duties, he completed 83 of his 88 passes at White Hart Lane. The days of Vlad Chiriches are, thankfully, well behind this team.