Team news update: Tottenham without at least 6 players for Everton finale
Tottenham will be without at least six players for their final Premier League clash of the season when Everton head to north London on Sunday.
Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to try and snatch third place by beating Everton on the final day of the Premier League season in north London on Sunday afternoon.
Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino held his pre-match press conference this afternoon and the club have issued a full team news and injury update on TottenhamHotspur.com including the latest on the fitness of several first team players.
Let’s start with the bad news and Spurs have confirmed that Jan Vertonghen has been ruled out of the game this weekend after suffering an ankle injury during the thrilling Champions League semi-final win over Ajax on Wednesday night.
The Belgian international completed the full ninety minutes despite picking up the injury in the first half but he’s now been ruled out of the Toffees game and is facing a race against time to be fit to face Liverpool in the Champions League final on June 1.
Harry Kane has begun on-field work as he continues his rehabilitation from an ankle ligament injury and although the striker won’t be available against Everton he’ll be desperate to recover in time for the showpiece final in Madrid.
Harry Winks has stepped up his rehab from a groin injury but won’t be available this weekend while defender Davinson Sanchez is continuing his recovery from a thigh problem.
Hueng-min Son has lost his appeal following his dismissal against Bournemouth last week so he joins Juan Foyth in starting a three-game suspension after the defender was also shown a straight red card at Dean Court.
It means Pochettino is certain to be without at least 6 players on Sunday and things could get even worse for Tottenham as Victor Wanyama and Danny Rose are also doubts for the visit of Everton.
Wanyama picked up a thigh problem against Ajax while Rose was forced off with a hamstring injury so they need to be assessed to determine their availability this weekend.
Tottenham head into the final league game of the season sitting fourth in the table – three points ahead of Arsenal with a +8 goal difference advantage – so they should be secure in the top four.
However, Pochettino hasn’t given up hope of overhauling Chelsea as they’re just one point ahead in third so a win over Everton for Spurs coupled with Chelsea slipping up against Leicester would see Tottenham snatch third spot.
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