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Toby Alderweireld has spent more time on Twitter than he has playing in the Premier League for Tottenham in the past few months.

His two FA Cup games against Newport and Rochdale represent the total of his time on the pitch in a Spurs shirt in 2018, although he was on the bench for the FA Cup quarter-final against Swansea.

So Tottenham fans will be extra curious about the Belgium line-up today as Roberto Martinez’s side get set to play Saudi Arabia.

Alderweireld sent a twitter message earlier in the week showing him training.

And manager Roberto Martinez has said he’s completely fit and ready to play.

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Which might come as news to Tottenham fans.

Alderweireld’s latest tweet – posted on Tuesday afternoon – exclaims that it’s “Matchday!” and shows a picture of him in his kit, hinting that he’s going to start tonight.

If he does start and he gets injured, Tottenham fans are going to be up in arms.

If he does start and doesn’t play for Tottenham against Chelsea on Sunday then fans will be highly suspicious after Alderweireld’s much-publicised contract wrangles.

It would strongly hint that Mauricio Pochettino is not playing him either until he signs a new contract or until he’s sold in the summer.

If he starts from the bench tonight then the conspiracy theorists will have to go back in their shells – for the time being at least.

Either way it’s going to be a fascinating night for Tottenham fans who will probably have much more interest in the 7.45pm kick-off in Belgium tonight than they will in the England match.

And one way or another, the mystery of Alderweireld will be one step closer to being solved.

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