Few people on Twitter asking if Dawson will be the defender to miss out on a place in favour of Vlad Chiriches.
I am not Andy Brassell, and never will be, but Dawson has really come on leaps and bounds in the past five years. His positioning is mostly spot-on, apart from when he occasionally loses his head, and he has good strength and good ability in the air.
He's also more experienced than he looks, because he looks like a 12-year-old. He's actually 29.
So I think Dawson will at least be given the opportunity to demonstrate why he should keep his place, but with the knowledge that if he slips up, there is a youngster snapping at his heels.
It'll be that way across the park at Spurs this season, the only player who won't feel too much pressure is Soldado, and the best centre forwards have always been those who can relax in the knowledge that they are the star player and there is nobody threatening their place.
Look at the difference between Berbatov, for example, at Spurs and Man Utd.