Sandro has been very unfortunate with injuries this year, with the Brazilian having been sidelined for the most of last season with a cruciate ligament injury.

But now the 24 year-old is back to full fitness and he made his first Premier League start since January against Aston Villa last weekend.

The tall centre-midfielder did start in Tottenham's last Europa League game, a hard fought 2-0 victory in Russia against Anzhi Makhachkala.

Sandro has a big presence in the middle of the pitch, having very physical attributes as well as being a very good passer of the ball.

Paulinho and Mousa Dembele are currently Villas-Boas' first choice pairing in the middle of the park. But, with some more minutes under his belt in Europe, there is no reason why Sandro can't return to the starting line-up on a more permanent basis. 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: