With 2015 almost upon us, Vincent Ralph looks at Tottenham Hotspur's best five players over the last 12 months.
Another year is almost over, so what better time to look at Tottenham Hotspur five best players of 2014?
Spurs have endured a mixed year, but amid the changing managers and the under-performing stars there have been some fine showings from a number of first-team regulars.
Here we take a look at the five Tottenham players who should be called the best of 2014.
French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been brilliant for Tottenham this year, saving them plenty of points and looking stable behind a defence that has not always warranted that label.
Having put pen to paper on a new long-term contract Lloris has continued to excel, and while rumours persist that he could be on his way in due course Tottenham fans should forget those claims and simply enjoy the fact they have one of the best stoppers in Europe.
Danish international Christian Eriksen continues to be Tottenham’s creative catalyst.
The 22-year-old – yes he really is that young! – has scored six goals in 17 league games this season and he continues to impress in terms of key passes.
The fact that his assist-tally is down this season has little to do with the chances he creates and far more with the strikers tasked with dispatching them.
The one Spurs forward to really impress in 2014 is Harry Kane, who has seized his chance with both hands and looks every inch a future star for club and country.
The striker has already scored 14 goals this season and finished the previous campaign with 12.
If his manager Mauricio Pochettino can sign a quality player to partner him, Kane could help fire his club to glory in the seasons ahead.
While many of Tottenham’s defenders have come in for criticism this year, Jan Vertonghen continues to impress.
He now looks to have built up an impressive and effective partnership with summer signing Federico Fazio and it is imperative the North London club keep him for the long term.
Nacer Chadli makes it on to this list because he has put a disappointing start to life at the club behind him and now looks a different proposition.
The Belgian winger must become more consistent, but his seven goals and two assists since the start of the season speak of a player finally finding his feet in North London.