Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

Date: Team: Pos:

The illness that caused Ben Davies to miss Tottenham's win over AFC Bournemouth this past weekend will keep him out of this week's Champions League tie with Real Madrid.

The timing of Davies' absence is intriguing, as Danny Rose has been working toward a return to action, has been training ahead of Madrid and is in the squad to make his first appearance since last season. However, Spurs are up against one of the best clubs in the world and one wonders if Mauricio Pochettino would want to use this type of matchup to reintroduce the England international. He could opt for Heung-min Son as a wingback as he did over the weekend. Either way, Rose's return calls into question how Tottenham's defense will line up going forward, as Davies has been fantastic thus far.
Source: LiveZone
Oct 17 - 6:17 AM

Tottenham will have to do without starting left-back Ben Davies for the second straight match due to illness.

The Welsh international missed the club's 1-0 win against Bournemouth on Saturday after being a late scratch due to illness and will now miss the club's Champions League showdown with Real Madrid on Tuesday. However, manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that defender Danny Rose is set to be in the team after recovering from a knee injury suffered in January. "Danny Rose will be on the bench – that’s important, maybe he’s not fit to play from the beginning but to help the team...Mousa Dembele is here as well. Dele wanted to come and stay with the team. We have injured players like (Erik) Lamela, still recovering and (Victor) Wanyama back at the training ground."
Oct 16 - 3:44 PM

It took a fourth attempt but Tottenham won their first home game of the season as a Christian Eriksen goal was enough to take the points in a 1-0 win over AFC Bouremouth.

Have Tottenham gotten over the "Wembley Curse"? If so, it wasn't exactly convincing. The first half was a carbon copy of previous league outings in their temporary abode, as they defended adequately and enjoyed the majority of possession, but were tentative in the final third, creating very little to trouble Asmir Begovic. It took some fine keeping by Hugo Lloris to keep the match level at the break. Just over a minute into the second frame, Spurs got their goal, as Heung-min Son fed a pass to Eriksen and the Danish international danced around a poor challenge before slotting home. It would be enough to take three points for the first time at home, but the players clearly are more comfortable away from "home".
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 14 - 12:07 PM

Tottenham have been boosted by the return of Danny Rose and Erik Lamela who were pictured training with the first team on Wednesday.

Rose has spent more than 8 months out after suffering a setback in his recovery from knee surgery in May while Lamela is approaching almost a year on the sidelines having had operations on both hips. However, despite the players being back with the main group today, it still could be sometime before either is ready for first-team action, particularly in the Premier League due to a lack of conditioning. Given the form of Ben Davies and the number of attacking options available at Mauricio Pochettino’s disposal, the Spurs manager will be no rush to bring either back. Instead, it's likely that they'll be involved with the under-23s, or included in the League Cup squad later this month, to help build fitness initially.
Oct 11 - 3:19 PM

Harry Kane continued his sizzling form and Tottenham looked like title-contenders with a complete performance, dominating Huddersfield Town, 0-4.

Spurs did the bulk of their damage early, scoring three goals inside the first half hour. Kane began affairs when he slotted home after Kieran Trippoer delivered the ball over the top of the defense to set him up. Ben Davies scored the second after a series of fine passes found the wingback in space to score inside the box. The highlight of the day was Kane's second goal though, as he made a run to the left and sent a left-footed curler perfectly into the corner of net. That would cap off the scoring until the 90th minute, when Moussa Sissoko put the finishing touches on the day with a goal set up by Davies. Tottenham need to figure out a way to play this well at Wembley if they are to challenge for the title, as they will face Bournemouth there after the international break.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 30 - 9:29 AM

Christian Eriksen is over an illness that caused him to miss Tottenham's Champions League tie during the midweek and is available for the weekend clash with Huddersfield Town.

Tottenham fans and fantasy managers can relax as it appears it was a minor issue that Mauricio Pochettino rested the playmaker as a precaution in a match he felt the team could handle without the Dane, and it proved to be true. There is plenty of reason to salivate over this weekend's matchup. Spurs are playing very well on the road and should present all kinds of problems for Huddersfield. Dembele, meanwhile, was officially ruled out, though with recent news on him the announcement came at no surprise.
Sep 28 - 7:45 AM

Christian Eriksen will not feature for Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday but Spurs will hope the in-form playmaker is back for the trip to Huddersfield this weekend.

Eriksen was not part of the traveling squad yesterday and the club confirmed through their official social media channels that the Dane had been taken ill on Monday, although the sickness is not believed to be serious. Tottenham will be hoping to build upon their excellent start to the competition [a 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund] against the group minnows despite missing several members of the first-team. Victor Wanyama and Danny Rose [both knee] remain sidelined while Erik Lamela is not expected to return until October/November. Mousa Dembele is out due to an ongoing foot problem and Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli are both suspended. Serge Aurier could start in Cyprus as he will serve a domestic ban in game week seven with Kieran Trippier set to miss out.
Source: Daily Mail
Sep 26 - 5:46 AM

Mousa Dembele was left out of the matchday squad for Tottenham's win over West Ham on Saturday and is likely to miss out again for the club's midweek Champions League tie with a foot injury.

Dembele's pitch time has been limited thus far this season and now we have some insight as to why. The Belgian international had foot surgery at the end of last season, which was supposed to solve what had been a nagging issue. The midfielder has not been ruled out for the CL match but Mauricio Pochettino also could not offer any hint as to when Dembele will return. It is very concerning news for the player's future, if he will ever be able to return to his top level. Moussa Sissoko has benefited most from Dembele's absence, starting four of Tottenham's first six games.
Source: Daily Mail
Sep 25 - 6:43 AM

It was an auspicious beginning to Serge Aurier's Tottenham career as the right wing back picked up a second yellow card and an early shower and Spurs nearly squandered a 0-3 advantage over West Ham United but managed to hang on for a 2-3 win.

There were some positives with Aurier's debut, particularly an adept tackle on Marko Arnautovic when the game was goalless in the opening 20 minutes, but he was lacking discipline and it nearly led to a Tottenham collapse. Spurs took the lead in the 35th minute when Harry Kane scored on a diving header from a Dele Alli cross. Just two minutes later, Alli would help again, with his blocked shot landing in Kane's path and the striker smashed it home. It was then three goals up for Spurs when Christian Eriksen scored on an errant clearance. West Ham would pull one back and after Aurier was sent off on 70 minutes, the Hammers soon grabbed another, but Tottenham hang on for the derby win and stay perfect on the road.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 23 - 9:41 AM

Swansea City held firm against Spurs in the final fixture of Saturday evening to earn a valuable point at Wembley.

The draw means that Spurs have still not won at Wembley in the PL, perhaps denting the hope that the midweek Champions League win over Dortmund had banished the hoodoo. The first half was dominated by Spurs who held possession but failed to create many chances of note. Swansea defended well and hit on the counter but never got a shot on target. Spurs thought they had won a penalty in the second half when Olsson looked to have handled in the area but Spurs' protests were waved away. Kane also hit the crossbar. Fabianski did well to deny a header by the same man later. Yet again, it wasn't Tottenham's day.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 16 - 2:36 PM

Harry Kane is back—and he'll have fantasy managers scrambling to add him back into the team after a two-goal performance.

The prolific striker notched his 100th goal for Spurs with an ironic effort; after going the entire month of August without a goal, Kane looked to send a cross in towards goal, only to see it loop over Jordan Pickford and into the goal in the 28th minute. Before half-time, Christian Eriksen doubled the club's lead after Ben Davies ripped a shot on target, forcing Pickford to push it across to Eriksen for the easy tap in. But for good measure, Kane added his second in the very first minute of the second half after taking a cross from Davies to bury Everton under a 3-0 deficit at Goodison Park.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 9 - 12:16 PM

Toby Alderweireld wants to get a raise in wages and is letting it be known though his agent that he will leave the club if they cannot meet his demands.

About a month after Danny Rose caused a stir within the club in publicly questioning the wage structure at Tottenham, Alderweireld has let his feelings be known. Little argument can be made against considering the Belgian one of the very best center backs in the league for the past few years and currently sits on £50,000-a-week wages. When you consider that Dejan Lovren is making double that amount every week, it is hard to argue with Alderweireld's demands. Spurs added a couple of center backs near the end of the summer, but it would be a major blow if they cannot strike a deal with Alderweireld.
Sep 5 - 6:35 AM

The Football Association have announced that full-back Kieran Trippier was withdrawn from the England squad for the upcoming internationals against Malta and Slovakia due to injury.

Trippier has been struggling with an ongoing ankle problem since being forced off in Spurs’ final pre-season game – versus Juventus – which caused him to miss the opener at St James’ Park. The 26-year-old returned in game week two after passing a late fitness test, but limped through the closing stages before being replaced. Having completed 90 minutes against his former club on Sunday, Trippier joined up with his international teammates at St George’s Park, although he was one of four players [Nathaniel Chalobah, Jake Livermore and Phil Jones] who missed the first few training sessions. The FA confirmed prior to the squad leaving for Malta, that a decision had be made for Tripper to return to Tottenham for further treatment. If he fails to recover in time for the game at Goodison Park, then new signing Serge Aurier could be in line to make his Tottenham debut.
Sep 1 - 8:35 AM

Tottenham came out on top on a late bidding war with Chelsea for the transfer of Fernando Llorente, as Spurs pay Swansea City a transfer fee of £12.1m.

A few days ago, it appeared Chelsea were closing in on obtaining the veteran striker and it still looked that way at the start of deadline day, but Spurs were able to swoop in and get the deal done. The acquisition is bad news for Vincent Janssen, who had recently been reported to be unhappy with his role at the club. That role looks to have diminished even further with the addition of LLorente, who figures to be the designated secondary option to Harry Kane up top. It should be a fine addition as Llorente made his mark in the league last season with 15 goals, but Harry Kane gives Llorente little fantasy value other than insurance for Kane owners in draft leagues.
Source: BBC Sports
Sep 1 - 5:37 AM

Tottenham Hotspur have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals Chelsea and are now favourites to sign Fernando Llorente.

The Blues have been linked to the Spanish striker for at least a year and were in pole position to land the 32-year-old. However, the sticking point has always been the fee as Chelsea were not prepared to meet Swansea’s valuation of £15 million. This handed Tottenham an opportunity to open negotiations on Wednesday and the deal was agreed between the two clubs 24 hours later. Llorente is yet to play in the Premier League this season after breaking his arm on a family holiday in the summer. Paul Clement is said to be in advanced talks with Manchester City over the possibility of bringing Wilfried Bony back to the Liberty Stadium.
Aug 31 - 5:20 AM



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