After his game winning performance against Aston Villa, young striker Harry Kane appeared to have earned further Premier League starts.
Yet the situation may well be that he is again omitted from the starting line-up this weekend at home to Stoke, report The Times.
This is in part due to Kane's teammate Emmanuel Adebayor being due to be left behind.
"Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to be left out of the Tottenham Hotspur squad that departs north London today, meaning that Harry Kane is likely to be part of the attacking quartet that starts against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League tomorrow.
"The inclusion of Kane in the Group C tie would seem to deal a blow to his chances of starting a first Premier League game of the season against Stoke City on Sunday."
Head coach Mauricio Pochettino has been playing Kane in the Europa League matches on Thursdays, and then leaving him out of Premier League games, citing rotation
It's this which could lead to Adebayor getting another undeserved Premier League start, or Roberto Soldado selected ahead of him.
It's a cycle Spurs need to break, and they can beat Asteras Tripoli with Roberto Soldado up front, they don't need to look for Kane to do the business on this occasion, after his hat-trick against the Greek side at White Hart Lane.
If the England under-21 international is to make progress, Pochettino needs to change his routine, and Spurs fans should hope the Times' report proves to be untrue.