Team news update: Tottenham confirm double injury blow ahead of Crystal Palace trip

By on January 25, 2019

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Tottenham will look to bounce back from their Carabao Cup disappointment when they take on Crystal Palace in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The North Londoners have provided a team news and injury update ahead of the game and Mauricio Pochettino’s selection problems continue to mount as Ben Davies has been ruled out of the trip to Selhurst Park this weekend.

Davies limped off midway through the first half of Tottenham’s defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night after suffering a groin strain and had to be replaced by Danny Rose in the 30th minute.

The left-back is still being assessed to determine the full extent of the problem but Tottenham have confirmed the defender has been ruled out of the Palace game on Sunday. Rose also finished the game with a knock but he’s expected to recover in time to start against the Eagles.

In a double blow for Spurs, Moussa Sissoko also hobbled off during the closing stages of the 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge last night after suffering a knee injury in the 80th minute.

The Frenchman will be checked over by the Tottenham medical staff ahead of the game but Pochettino is unlikely to risk Sissoko as he’s only just recovered from a groin injury so I don’t expected to see him starting at Palace.

Tottenham will continue to be without Harry Kane as he’s been ruled out for several weeks with an ankle injury, Dele Alli is also out until March with a hamstring strain while Hueng-min Son is away at the Asian Cup.

Pochettino is expected to rotate his squad for the trip to Palace this weekend but obviously the injury list will restrict the number of changes he’ll be able to make at Selhurst Park.

Victor Wanyama returned to full training this week but he’s still lacking match fitness so he may have to make-do with a place on the bench. Lucas Moura, Oliver Skipp, Davinson Sanchez and Kyle Walker-Peters are pushing for recalls.

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