Andre Villas-Boas thinks Younes Kaboul's injury troubles are now well and truly behind him.

Kaboul looks set to start successive games for the first time under Villas-Boas on Sunday when Tottenham travel to Everton in the Barclays Premier League.

The France defender has been hit by a series of injuries over the last 18 months.

Kaboul suffered a serious knee injury on the opening day of last season at Newcastle and after eight months out, he tore a thigh muscle in an under-21 game against Manchester United.

This term Kaboul's progress has been hindered by a niggling thigh injury, but after watching the 27-year-old come through 120 minutes' worth of action against Hull on Wednesday night, Villas-Boas believes the centre-back is now over the worst of his problems.

"Kaboul was extraordinary on Wednesday," the Tottenham manager said.

"We planned to take him off in the 60th minute. He was giving me signs he had to come off in the 63rd minute but that was when (Nacer) Chadli was injured, and he gave the thumbs up to continue.

"It was good that he played 120 minutes. I think we've finally buried his recurrent injuries.

"That's a great credit to the player and our medical department. "There is a possibility he will make the team selection to start at Everton.

"It's a big decision I have to make bearing in the mind the amount of effort he put in. But he is a great player for us."

Danny Rose's injury means Kaboul should slot straight in alongside Michael Dawson at centre-back, with Jan Vertonghen moving to left-back.

The Londoners have enjoyed their best defensive start to a Premier League season in eight years, conceding just five goals in their opening nine games.

That defence will be put to the test on Sunday, though, as Romelu Lukaku will be out to get one over on his old manager.