Somehow, despite all the moaning, the turgid play, the ordinary players, Franco Baldini, Poch's accent and the small pitch, Spurs are just four points off the top four, two points behind Arsenal, three clear of Liverpool and still in all the cups. But without Eriksen, the picture would be a good deal less rosy.
Tottenham's spending spree last summer had a number of players fearing for their future at White Hart Lane... One player somewhat forgotten about in the mayhem was midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson... yet despite making 58 league appearances during his two-year spell in north London, the 24-year-old never really established himself as a first-team regular.
Louis van Gaal's first foray into competitive Premier League football ended in disappointing fashion on Saturday afternoon as he watched his team slide to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City... However, despite the initial sadness in defeat, Saturday's disappointment could be the best result for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United.
This Sunday, Swansea travel to Cardiff for what promises to be one of the highlights of the Premier League season. And no, I'm not exaggerating. This will be the first time the two sides have ever clashed in top flight football, and neither will want to give up an inch to their arch-rivals and sworn enemy.