Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur

Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

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With Christian Benteke a hot commodity once again, Aston Villa have been linked with a number of potential replacements including Emmanuel Adebayor.

It worked with Tim Sherwood and Emmanuel Adebayor once before so it should come as no surprise that the two are being linked as the summer transfer rumor mill picks up. Sherwood oversaw a brief revival in Adebayor's fortunes when he was in charge at Spurs last season and the forward has reverted to his previous poor form under Mauricio Pochettino. Combine that with high wages and Spurs will likely be happy to help pay for the forward to ply his trade at Villa Park next season. This one makes sense if Benteke goes and likely even if he stays.
Source: espnfc.com
May 26 - 11:13 AM

Tottenham qualified for the group stage of the Europa League after finishing fifth in the Premier League with a confident win at Everton.

Spurs have been lacklustre over the past two months, but this was an assured performance and a deserved victory over a disappointing Everton side. Kane scored his 31st goal of the season, equalling a Premier League club record, after he headed in Eric Dier's first-half cross. The Toffees offered little, with Seamus Coleman's angled effort the closest they came to equalising. Spurs end the season in a respectable 5th position in Mauricio Pochettino's first campaign in charge and go in to next season's Europa League proper, while Roberto Martinez will reflect on a poor year, ending in 11th.
Source: BBC Sport
May 24 - 2:17 PM

Emmanuel Adebayor has been allowed to return to his homeland - Togo - for personal reasons.

Adebayor has been practically replaced by Harry Kane in the Tottenham rotation this season so he won't be missed in the final gameweek. Tottenham face Everton tomorrow and will be fighting for points as they battle for a spot in the Europa Cup. Adebayor's future at Tottenham is shady at best and he will have to answer a number of questions in the summer. His fantasy value for next season will largely depend on where he lands in the transfer market.
May 23 - 4:09 PM

Michel Vorm is questionable for Tottenham's last match of the season due to an illness.

If Vorm can't go, Brad Friedel will get a chance to start at age 44. We can't really trust a 44 year old goalkeeper that hasn't played this season in fantasy, so we recommend avoiding the Tottenham goalkeeper situation fully unless news comes out early that Vorm is fit.
May 23 - 3:51 PM

Sporting a freshly-reddened hairdo, Danny Rose helped Tottenham get closer to qualifying for European play next season with a goal in the 2-0 defeat of Hull City.

After picking up just one point over their past three matches, Tottenham did well to bounce back today, and they needed to for their European hopes after Southampton won earlier in the day. Spurs won the possession battle in the first half but the two sides were without a goal at the half. Then, in the 54th minute, Erik Lamela delivered a perfectly weighted through ball to Nacer Chadli who beat Steve Harper to it in the are and guided home to give them the advantage. Seven minutes later, it was Rose who fed Ryan Mason then continued his run into the area to receive the give and go and smashed the roof of the net. Tottenham will wrap up their season at Goodison Park next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
May 16 - 11:56 AM

The 44-year-old goalkeeper has announced that the 2014-15 season will be his last as a professional.

The former Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa and USMNT goalkeeper has been playing professionally for 23 years. He holds the record for consecutive matches played at 310 and may yet set the record for the oldest Premier League player if he gets a start over Spurs' final two matches. Friedel was a pioneer as American players started earning places at significant European clubs and has had, by far, the longest career of any American who has plied his trade abroad. Friedel will continue in the game as a pundit for Fox Sports in the US, a coach and an ambassador for Spurs in the States.
Source: espnfc.com
May 14 - 11:03 AM

Vlad Chiriches was sent off after accumulating his second yellow card for a rough tackle on Mame Biram Diouf and Tottenham would be beaten thoroughly on the day by Stoke City, 3-0.

Waves of Spurs supporters who made the trip to the Britannia left early in this one and for good reason. Other than a few flashes in the first half, Tottenham brought very little to the table. Chiriches hasn't seen too much first team action lately and it showed on the two clumsy fouls that got him booked. The defense in front of Hugo Lloris has been the Achilles' heel of this Spurs side and will be an area that needs to be addressed over the summer.
Source: NBC Sports
May 9 - 12:10 PM

It seems an unlikely rumor but Danny Rose has been linked with a £15m summer move to Manchester City.

For a player who wasn't even supposed to start at Spurs this season, a proposed move to Manchester City for £15m seems very flattering. Rose was solid for Spurs and, for what it's worth in the real world, he was Spurs' third highest producing fantasy player behind Harry Kane and Christen Eriksen which is a bit of a surprise. Still, when you ask yourself what City has to do to get back to challenging for the title after fading badly, "bring in Danny Rose" hardly seems like an inspiring answer.
May 7 - 11:10 AM

Erik Lamela has been a massive disappointment since his big money move to White Hart Lane two summers ago but he is teasing Spurs supporters with signs of life heading into his second off-season with the club.

Surely, the right thing for Spurs would be to move on from Lamela and salvage whatever value is left from his original transfer fee. What must be horrifying to supporters is the possibility that management might take his late-season run of seeming competence (the real contributions behind his 29 fantasy points over the past two weekends) as a sign that he might yet turn it around. More likely, Spurs supporters will be left to cry as Lamela starts to light up Serie A upon his return next season.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 7 - 11:06 AM

The future of Erik Lamela has been a question hanging in the balance for Tottenham as he wraps up his second season with the club, but recent performances have given Spurs reason to smile.

One of the marquee signings in the aftermath of the Gareth Bale transfer, it had been nothing short of disappointment for Lamela for most of his Tottenham career until recently. After falling out of favor most weeks since the holiday season, he has seen a resurgence since Mauricio Pochettino turned back to him in recent matches. He assisted against Newcastle in Week 33, scored against Southampton in Week 34 and while not earning either credit this past weekend against Manchester City, he put in another solid shift that earned him 12 fantasy points. He could make for a nice low ownership play down the stretch this season.
May 5 - 11:41 AM

Tottenham Hotspur squandered a chance to gain ground on Manchester United for one last push toward a Champions League place after losing at home to Manchester City, 0-1.

It was a battle between the two top goal scorers this season, Kane and Aguero, but it would be Aguero to find paydirt and White Hart Lane. Tottenham created some chances and had some nice moments from Erik Lamela and Eric Dier, but once they conceded the opener, it was City's defending that told the story. Kane is now two goals behind Aguero for the Golden Boot but should he fall short of that accomplishment, it has still been an amazing season well beyond anyone's expectations.
Source: NBC Sports
May 3 - 1:12 PM

A shoulder injury ended Ben Davies' afternoon early at Southampton after the Welsh full-back fell awkwardly [dislocating his shoulder] in only his ninth league start of the campaign.

Davies replaced the injured Danny Rose [hamstring] but suffered his own problem on 76 minutes and he departed on a stretcher; although the player did re-emerge from the treatment room to watch the final moments of the game with his shoulder supported in a sling. Tottenham will now await the results of further tests plus a specialist report before deciding on the best course of action. Vlad Chiriches is a potential replacement for the visit of Manchester City next weekend if the pair are ruled out although Pochettino may decide to shuffle Jan Vertonghen across to the left with Younes Kaboul playing centrally.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 27 - 6:26 AM

Tottenham erased 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to earn a point at St. Mary's in a 2-2 final against Southampton.

Pochettino's first visit to his former club's ground was an entertaining affair. Eric Lamela accounted for their first goal as they answered the one scored by Graziano Pelle just before halftime. Eric Dier sent a cross in that was headed by Harry Kane into Lamela's path and the Argentine finished. After Pelle scored again in the second half, it was Nacer Chadli who then responded. Dier again was the supplier, and Chadli scored from a tough angle to pull Spurs level once more. It would end that way but not without chances from both sides. Spurs dominated possession but they will be happy to have come back twice in this one to grab a point.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 25 - 10:17 AM

Harry Kane scored his 20th Premier League goal of the season to cap off Spurs' 3-1 win over Newcastle United at St. James' Park.

Nacer Chadli opened the scoring in the 30th minute with a drive from deep that Tim Krul probably should have saved. Chadli was allowed the freedom of midfield as he found his spot and launched his shot. Jack Colback equalized but it was Christen Eriksen who scored from a free kick that was allowed to bounce in the penalty area as six or seven offsides Spurs distracted Krul who should have saved it. Spurs' final goal wasn't the fault of the keeper as Newcastle had sent everyone forward and were caught out on the break as Kane and Ryan Mason were in alone on net. Kane called his own number and slotted past Krul for the final tally.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 19 - 1:15 PM

Kyle Walker will miss the rest of the season.

Walker will miss out after picking up a foot injury at Burnley; the full-back is still wearing a protective boot and swelling is delaying further tests. Vlad Chiriches is likely to retain his place but DeAndre Yedlin is an option although the January signing is yet to feature for the first team. Jan Vertonghen [illness] remains a doubt with Ben Davies or Younes Kaboul available if required.
Apr 10 - 6:00 PM



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