Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

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Mauricio Pochettino has ruled Danny Rose out of Tottenham's clash with Manchester City as the left back is dealing with a calf injury.

Rose has been battling a variety of injuries this season, with an ankle issue causing him to miss the most amount of time. Trying to re-establish himself before the summer, another medical issue could hamper his chances of going to Russia with the Three Lions. He has been ruled out of Tottenham's midweek clash with Brighton as well which is welcome for owners of Ben Davies.
Source: Daily Mail
Apr 13 - 4:53 AM

Kieran Trippier was omitted from the matchday 18 at Stoke, but the defender is expected to ready for the game against Manchester City next weekend.

The 27-year-old was part of the travelling group, although his absence did not come as any great surprise as Mauricio Pochettino has a tendency of rotating his full-backs. Trippier was seen going through a series of rigorous exercises prior to kick-off at the Bet365, suggesting there may have been a problem. But, the Spurs manager revealed post-match that Trippier had been rested due to muscular fatigue: "Of course, today was a tough game, and we needed to rotate for different reasons. In the case of Kieran Trippier, he played two games in the international break with England and was overloaded and was a little bit tired. We cannot take a risk. He's okay, he's fit and everything but if in this type of situation, we can look to avoid taking risks. We have players like Serge Aurier, who is working hard, why not give him the possibility. That doesn't mean I wasn't happy."
Apr 9 - 8:52 AM

It came with a bit of light controversy, but Christian Eriksen's second goal of the game was a match-winner, as Tottenham have all but locked up a top four finish with a 1-2 win over Stoke City.

After impressing so much at Stamford Bridge last weekend, Tottenham looked noticeably flat in a goalless first half with the Potters. Heung-min Son had the one big chance, getting in 1 v 1 on Jack Butland but the Stoke keeper made a strong stop. The breakthrough would come on 52 minutes, when a nice through ball found Dele Alli who then paused a moment before finding Eriksen sprinting into the box, the latter finishing in the low left corner. Stoke equalized just five minutes later but Spurs managed to escape with all the points with the winner on 63 minutes. A free kick near the touchline was sent in by Eriksen. Harry Kane rose to get a touch on it, but the ball went in with the league determining the goal was Eriksen's, which earned Danny Rose an FPL assist.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 7 - 8:06 PM

Christian Eriksen stole the day with a wonder goal but it was a brace from Dele Alli that put Spurs in control in a 3-1 win.

A howler from Hugo Lloris gave Alvaro Morata the chance to put Chelsea ahead in the 29th minute and it looked like the Blues were off and running after. But with a Marcos Alonso goal called back due to offsides and various other missed chances the stage was set for Spurs to find a way back into the game. Following Dele Alli doing a wonderful job to keep the ball in play, Ben Davies found Eriksen in space and Eriksen fired a curling shot over the head of Willy Caballero and into the back of the net to draw Spurs level. This set the scene for Alli’s first goal in the 62nd minute after a pinpoint delivery from Eric Dier. The second goal would follow four minutes later as chaos in the box saw the ball fall to Alli giving Tottenham a two-goal lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. In the top four, this gives Tottenham an eight-point lead over Chelsea as they look to take a stranglehold on the final Champions League space.
Apr 1 - 1:29 PM

Harry Kane proved that he is a man of steel returning from his ankle injury in three weeks during Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea.

Kane played 26 minutes in Tottenham’s victory coming on for Son Heung-min in the 74th minute. Kane will likely get a full run out versus Stoke City in the next match for Spurs.
Apr 1 - 1:24 PM

Dele Alli will have a place in Gareth Southgate's squad when England participate in the World Cup, but he is not guaranteed a starting role according to the manager.

At the start of the season, Alli would have thought to have been one of the first names on England's team sheet come World Cup time. He has not exactly dazzled for Spurs this season though and there are several attacking midfield options for Southgate to choose from, including but not limited to Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jesse Lingard and Adam Lallana. Over this current break, Alli only saw pitch time for 22 minutes, with Sterling playing the role Alli would have played. His reduced role over the break may light a fire under the young man as he gets set to play the run-in.
Source: The Guardian
Mar 30 - 4:50 AM

Tottenham are through to the FA Cup semi-final round after a comprehensive 0-3 win over Swansea City in which Christian Eriksen bagged a brace.

As Spurs enter a phase without the ever-present Harry Kane, it was Eriksen who stepped up today to be the goal supplier. Heung-min Son got the start up top and, with Dele Alli out of contention, it allowed Eriksen to play in the hole as Lucas and Erik Lamela got starts out wide. Eriksen got the Lilywhites out in front in the 11th minute, with a curling effort from the edge of the box. A back-breaking second goal came just before halftime, as Lamela danced into the area before switching over to his right foot and sending the ball in the bottom corner. The rout was sealed just after the hour mark, with Eriksen once again finding the net, thanks to a pass from Lucas. Tottenham took advantage of their depth as the lack of Kane and Alli was hardly felt.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 17 - 10:39 AM

Out of action since October, Toby Alderweireld may finally see some competitive action this weekend as Mauricio Pochettino revealed the center back is training ahead of Tottenham's FA Cup match against Swansea City.

According to the boss, the Belgian international, who's last PL appearance came way back in Week 10, is training in full but Pochettino could not confirm that Alderweireld will be on the pitch Saturday afternoon. It is an issue more complicated than the hamstring injury that has kept him out. Alderweireld and the club have had a rocky couple of months in regards to his future with the club. He has yet to sign a new contract and could be on the outs this summer. If Tottenham are resigned to his departure, and keeping his long injury layoff in mind, he may not be a regular starter for the run-in. That said, he was one of the league's very best defenders before his injury, so it would be a major boost for the club if he were fit for big matches like the one against Chelsea next weekend.
Mar 15 - 10:03 PM

Tottenham officially confirmed on Wednesday that forward Harry Kane will not return to training until April.

The Premier League's leading scorer suffered an ankle injury that saw him leave the club's match with Bournemouth in the 30th minute this weekend. Original reports had Kane ruled out until May, but scans revealed that Kane suffered damage to his lateral ligaments, meaning he won't return to training until next month. "Disappointing to be out until next month but injuries are part of the game," Kane posted on social media. "Will do everything I can to get back out there asap." Spurs play only once more in the Premier League this month, meaning that Kane could potentially only miss one or two league matches, with Fernando Llorente and Erik Lamela expected to compete for a starting spot.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 14 - 1:29 PM

Tottenham secured an excellent 4-1 win at Bournemouth, but the victory was marred by injuries to key players.

Mauricio Pochettino made two changes on the south coast as Ben Davies was omitted from the matchday squad due to fatigue while Eric Dier had to settle for a place on the bench after sustaining an elbow injury against Juventus. During the match, Spurs were forced into three substitutions as Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Dele Alli all limped to the sidelines. Post-match, Pochettino was quick to play down concerns over Rose who has endured a stop/start season due to an ongoing knee problem. "No, no, no, there was no injury," he explained. "It was only fatigue and he got a knock." Alli on the other hand will have a groin complaint assessed, although doesn’t look to be too serious. "I don’t believe that is a big issue, we need to manage him over the next week." Tottenham are not expected to provide an update on Kane until Tuesday at the earliest.
Mar 12 - 11:30 AM

Harry Kane limped off injured after thirty minutes in Spurs' 4-1 win over Bournemouth.

Kane was injured in the act of scoring a goal in the first half which was subsequently disallowed for offside. The England striker swept the ball beyond the onrushing Asmir Begovic into the net and the 'keeper crashed into his planted foot with all his weight in an effort to block the strike. There was no malice in the challenge, though it could prove costly for Spurs' season if Kane is out for a prolonged period. Kane limped off the pitch in visible pain and was unable to continue. He will be assessed by Spurs over the next 48 hours and a prognosis will be available then.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 11 - 2:09 PM

The loss of Harry Kane to injury after thirty minutes didn't stunt Spurs' ability to overcome Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

The Cherries started the game brightly and deservedly took the lead through Junior Stanislas. The winger atoned for missing a guilt-edged opportunity minutes earlier by firing the home side ahead with a good finish. After initial dominance, Spurs took control of the game from about the twenty minutes with Eriksen orchestrating the pressure. Harry Kane had a goal ruled out for offside and was injured by the onrushing Begovic in the process. The striker seemed to be in a lot of pain with an ankle injury. Alli drew the visitors level minutes later, finishing an Aurier cross. Lloris made a great save at the start of the second half and soon Spurs were ahead through Son, ably assisted by Alli. The South Korean doubled the lead late on, punishing Lewis Cook's misplaced pass and then Aurier added a fourth with an easy header in injury after Begovic's poor punch at a cross fell to him.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 11 - 2:03 PM

Eric Dier is questionable for Tottenham's match against Bournemouth this weekend, as the England international will need a late assessment on an elbow he injured during the week.

Dier picked up the complaint in Tottenham's loss to Juventus Wednesday night. He is thought to be capable of playing through the injury but Maurico Pochettino may see the match against Bournemouth as a an opportunity to give the versatile player some rest. Dier has started all but one league game so far this season. We may see, then, a rare combination of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama at the base of midfield for Spurs. Fantasy managers may want to avoid risking Dier in their Week 30 lineups if they have a decent replacement option.
Source: 90 Min
Mar 10 - 5:35 AM

Eric Dier is questionable for Tottenham's match against Bournemouth this weekend, as the England international will need a late assessment on an elbow he injured during the week.

Dier picked up the complaint in Tottenham's loss to Juventus Wednesday night. He is thought to be capable of playing through the injury but Maurico Pochettino may see the match against Bournemouth as a an opportunity to give the versatile player some rest. Dier has started all but one league game so far this season. We may see, then, a rare combination of Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama at the base of midfield for Spurs. Fantasy managers may want to avoid risking Dier in their Week 30 lineups if they have a decent replacement option.
Source: 90 Min
Mar 10 - 5:35 AM

Heung-min Son was the hero, scoring both of the goals in a game that saw Tottenham cruise to a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

Son was absent from the XI last weekend. After a good shift midweek in Tottenham's FA Cup replay, he was back in the starting lineup and impressing once again. After some early looks, the first goal would come in the 27th minute when Dele Alli played the South Korean in on goal and Son squeezed it inside the post. Son then made it ten goals on the season in the PL on 54 minutes. Harry Kane sent a long cross that took a perfect bounce that Son met with his head to steer cleverly into net. The defense kept another clean sheet as Spurs look comfortable at Wembley these days.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 3 - 12:04 PM



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