Tottenham Team News: Pochettino Confirms Key Quartet Will Miss Chelsea Clash

By on November 24, 2016

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to get back to winning ways following their midweek disappointment when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given reporters a team news and injury update.

The Argentinean coach confirmed a triple injury blow with the news that Ben Davies, Erik Lamela and Toby Alderweireld will all remain sidelined for the trip to west London this weekend.

Alderweireld has been on the sidelines since suffering what was initially thought to be a minor knee injury against West Brom last month but the Belgian international has struggled to shake off the issue.

Pochettino is hoping the centre-back might be able to return to full training on Saturday and be in contention to face Swansea next weekend but he’s certain to miss the Chelsea game tomorrow.

Lamela has also been sidelined in recent weeks after struggling to overcome a niggling hip problem and the Argentinean international will also sit out the trip to Stamford Bridge this weekend.

In a triple blow, Pochettino confirmed that Davies will not recover from his ankle injury in time to face the Blues so with Danny Rose suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season against West Ham last weekend, Spurs have a problem to solve at left-back.

Jan Vertonghen could be moved across to the left with Kevin Wimmer partnering Eric Dier in the middle of defence or Pochettino could decide to switch Kieran Trippier across to left-back with Kyle Walker starting at right-back.

It’s a big decision for the Tottenham manager to make as he looks to lift his squad for a huge Premier League game after crashing out of the Champions League following their 2-1 defeat at Monaco in midweek.

Spurs head to Stamford Bridge sitting fifth in the table after beating the Hammers last weekend and a win over Chelsea would see them close the gap on the current leaders to just one point.

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12 Comments

  1. Umenwa Anthony Okwuchukwu

    November 24, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Even if the Spurs players are all fits they will get beaten by chelsea never them dare the BLUES.

    • Muazu babikkoi

      November 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      I certainly agree with u okech, not because im equally a chelsea fan, but, simply because, i knw chelsea v totheham rivalry is big one, and, considering what chelsea team of last year which has lost a form has done to beat them to give lechester city an upper hand to the glory, i there4 see this strong chelsea team beaten the hospurs yet again.

      • enrique musili

        November 25, 2016 at 4:52 am

        exactly,spurs ain’t get past blues,its always a tough clush between the blues and the lilywhites,definitely I see my Chelsea side 31 points by tomorrow and another clean sheet as well.

  2. Robert bett

    November 24, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Another win and a clean sheet for the blues.

  3. bright habada

    November 24, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Chelsea will definitely beat spurs

  4. Onyango

    November 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    l wish they were all fit so that they could all receive a thorough beating

  5. mmezi kingsley c

    November 24, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    well as the most inform team now and spurs lose on their travel to monaco in their last match. Also their back line defence conciding 2 goals against westham and monaco respectively. I strongly believe that chelsea will thrash spurs.

    • alex

      November 24, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Chelsea will definetly beat spurs because of the busy shedules

  6. enrique musili

    November 25, 2016 at 4:56 am

    weekend for the blues,we gonna spend it in a style,come on

  7. Frank

    November 25, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Football is a game with so much surprises one cannot predict the & spurs who wins 2moro until after 90 minutes.

  8. Frank

    November 25, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Football is a game with so much surprises one cannot predict the blues & spurs who wins 2moro until after 90 minutes.

  9. zubi

    November 25, 2016 at 10:14 am

    hahaha, this people will not not stop me laughing is a game that one can not predict but if I am been push to the wall I will give an honest prediction which is Chelsea best will be a draw game

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