Let the side characters handle it and give them time to shine.
I mean its Naruto's story and everyone loves him, but the manga is so well done where we've come to like the side characters and not just Naruto.
The main characters of Naruto and Sasuke are set aside for a reason because they are learning/adapting to thier TBB/EMS which will end up with a huge epic finale.
All Im saying is give the side characters thier cool/sick moments an stop worrying Naruto and Sasuke.
Those two are inevitable