Are we ready for some football? Are this lot ready?
Let's play a game.
World class - Lloris
First team certainties - Lloris, Vertonghen, Eriksen, Sandro, Adebayor
Need to raise their game to be dead cert first team - Kaboul, Dembélé, Sandro
Consistency question marks - Lennon, Adebayor
Not yet performed consistently (be it their own problem or the problem of coaching/selection) - Paulinho, Holtby, Capoue, Chadli, Chiriches, Soldado
Youngsters still finding their way - Townsend, Bentaleb, Kane
Youngsters that might excel to first team certainties - Bentaleb
Players that have a lot to prove based on initial expectancy - Soldado, Lamela, Holtby, Paulinho
Key players that can sometimes go missing - Adebayor, Vertonghen, Sandro, Eriksen (I'd add Lennon but you'd probably laugh)
Extra depth/cover required for following positions during summer transfer window - Defence (central and fullback positions), left-wing, striker
Extra depth/cover acquired for above positions for first team improvement above and beyond what we already have - 0
Young players signed that will need developing - Dier, Davies, Yedlin
Actual tangible improvements to squad that don't involve light strengthening with young players - 0
Players that might go out on loan - Carroll, Mason, Obika, Fredericks
Fringe players - Veljkovic, Fryers
Players being touted as potential 'surplus to requirements' - Dawson, Rose, Naughton, Assou-Ekotto, Chadli
What's the actual point? - Khumalo
Pochettino says we have an unbelievable squad. I'd agree. It's unbelievable that there are still so many question marks. Seriously though, this article is just nonsensical musings yet somewhere in all of the above are genuine scratches of the head. The answers will be forthcoming shortly. Starting at Upton Park.
Are we ready? Or just perpetually fragmented?