Player News - Tottenham Hotspur

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Heung-min Son continued his blistering form by scoring a brace, accounting for both of Tottenham's goals as they would hang on to beat Middlesbrough, 1-2.

Son scored his second brace in the three starts he has been handed, and it appears he is locked in as a starter for Mauricio Pochettino's side for many weeks to come. Spurs dominated Boro for the first hour of this match, and they were up by two goals within 23 minutes. The first goal was set up by Vincent Janssen, holding the ball up well before picking out Son who fired from close range. The second was all Son's, who made a clever run from the byline before connecting with a brilliant curling effort. It was not a cakewalk for Spurs though. Boro would pull one back on 65 minutes and the momentum flipped like a switch from there. It was all Tottenham could do to cling to their lead, but they were successfully able to. They now sit 2nd in the table, setting up for a huge match next weekend when they host table leaders Man City.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 24 - 12:06 PM

Mauricio Pochettino stated that a final training session is needed before determining the availability of Danny Rose, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier for Tottenham's trip to Middlesbrough tomorrow.

All three players are dealing with hamstring issues. Rose has already missed the last two league games while the other two both came out of last weekend's match against Sunderland early. There may not be confirmation on their availability before tomorrow's fantasy deadline, so fantasy managers should look for a viable replacement if possible. Should all three miss out, Ben Davies would fill in for Rose, Victor Wanyama would likely partner with Dele Alli in the defensive midfield pivot, while the attack could feature the likes of Christian Eriksen, Heung-min Son and Erik Lamela, with Moussa Sissoko adding another option. Vincent Janssen will most likely lead the line.
Source: ESPN FC
Sep 23 - 8:30 AM

Erik Lamela had a hat trick worth of assists and added a goal in Tottenham's 5-0 drubbing of Gillingham in the EFL Cup.

Lamela, who lost his spot to Heung-min Son for the last two weeks in league play, was a force to be reckoned with in a side that featured mostly secondary players for Mauricio Pochettino. He set up Christian Eriken for the first two goals Spurs scored. Three minutes after Eriksen made it a brace, Kieran Trippier was brought down in the box and Vincent Janssen scored from the spot, opening his Tottenham account. Lamela then picked out Josh Onomah for the fourth goal before ending the scoring with a goal himself. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou made his debut as a substitute as well as the highly-touted Marcus Edwards, who nearly scored toward the end of the match. Lamela will be pushing to get his starting role back after this performance but Son has not done anything worth getting dropped during his opportunity.
Source: The Guardian
Sep 22 - 2:44 PM

Danny Rose has penned a new five-year contract that will see the left back a part of the clubs plans until at least the summer of 2021.

Spurs like the core group of regulars they have and are looking to build on their chemistry for the years to come. Rose becomes the fifth regular to sign an extension this year, joining Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier. Harry Kane is also thought to be inking a new deal sometime soon. All of these contract men are coming off seasons where they either met or exceeded expectations and, in theory, their chance to play together for several seasons to come could provide a window for Spurs to be a steady force for a spot in the league's top four. Rose is still a doubt for the weekend trip to Middlesbrough as he has yet to be cleared for his hamstring injury.
Source: The Guardian
Sep 22 - 9:02 AM

Heung-min Son has repaid the faith Mauricio Pochettino has given him by providing a second straight impressive performance against Sunderland in Week 6.

Son was given the start two weeks ago as Erik Lamela was given rest returning late from international duty. Lamela's loss has been Son's gain. The South Korean was preferred again against the Black Cats and was a stat-stuffing machine in fantasy. He played a part in twelve shots by Spurs, taking seven himself with one hitting the post while assisting five more. He did not get rewarded in the FPL format like he did the previous week against Stoke but was the top scorer for Tottenham in the Fantrax format for the second week straight. Pochettino will surely stick with Son again this weekend when the club travel to Middlesbrough and Son will look to stay involved as Spurs look to support Vincent Janssen in starting role for the first time since the injury to Harry Kane. If there is a draft league where Son is still out on the waiver wire, you have to plug and play him now.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 21 - 7:38 AM

Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Harry Kane suffered ligament damage to his ankle in Tottenham's win over Sunderland on Sunday, but doesn't "want to put a timeframe on" his return.

Reports have suggested that the striker will miss somewhere around two months of action but the manager is not willing to offer such a prognosis. Depending on the results of the scan of his ankle, the severity of the damage should offer some insight as to whether Kane could return sooner, but that information is, for now, under wraps. Fantasy managers in draft leagues should prepare for life without him for at least a month and hope for the best. On a positive note, Pochettino is "not expecting big issues" from the injuries to Mousa Dembelea and Eric Dier. The duo could come into contention for Week 6 after further assessment. Neither were thought to take part in this week's League Cup tie as the manager will likely be naming an XI filled with fringe players.
Sep 20 - 8:07 AM

Tottenham announced midfielder Dele Alli as the latest Spurs player to sign a contract extension at the club this season.

The contract marks the end of a stellar year for the 20-year-old, including a third-place EPL finish, 10 goals and nine assists in his debut season and an appearance in the England national team at the Euros. Said Alli: "I’m happy to be at this Club and I can’t thank the manager and all the staff enough for everything they’ve done for me, and the fans, they’ve been right behind me since I signed. Hopefully there are a lot of good times to come." He joins Christian Eriksen, Eric Dier and Tom Carroll as Spurs players who have signed a new contract in the past month.
Sep 19 - 5:16 PM

Tottenham eked out a narrow 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Lane on Sunday but the three-points came at a cost as Spurs were left with Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Harry Kane requiring treatment in the physios room.

Fortunately, for Dier and Dembele their withdrawal was fatigue-related as Mauricio Pochettino confirmed post-match that the pair "got cramps in their hamstrings." Although they could miss the midweek EFL Cup tie against G 6illingham, both are expected to be fine for the trip to the Riverside in week six. However, the news on Harry Kane was not so good with the England international set for further tests today: "I’m disappointed with his injury," said the Spurs boss speaking to Sky Sports. "The image [of the challenge] was a little bit tough, but we need to assess tomorrow. We hope it's not a big issue for us." Kane was stretchered from the field of play and left the stadium on crutches with his ankle in a protective boot.
Source: Goal.com
Sep 19 - 7:44 AM

A goal by Harry Kane was enough for Spurs to edge Sunderland, 1-0, but the valuable striker was one of three Tottenham players to leave the match because of injury.

A bittersweet three points were collected by Spurs today. They dominated Sunderland for the entire match but struggled to score. In the first half, they had over 70% possession, taking 19 shots, six hitting the target, but no goal to show for it. The breakthrough finally came just before the hour mark, when a Kyle Walker cross was headed by Alli to Kane who banged the ball in from five yards out, giving him two goals in his last two league games. Things turned sour after that as Mousa Dembele, making his return from suspension, left the match with a knock. Eric Dier was removed shortly thereafter when he appeared to tweak his hamstring. Kane then looked to have twisted his ankle, leaving the match on a stretcher. Kane's injury looked the most serious and we will provide injury updates on all three as soon as information comes to light.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 18 - 1:33 PM

Tottenham opened their Champions League group stage at Wembley Stadium in disappointing fashion, losing 1-2 to Monaco.

Over 85,000 strong turned out to Wembley and Tottenham started strong, winning the possession battle and setting up chances but, after failing to capitalize on any of them, they quickly found themselves behind when Erik Lamela was dispossessed and Bernardo Silva fired a brilliant strike on the 16 minute mark. Thomas Lemar then put Monaco up by two 15 minutes later with a header. Spurs were able to put one back just before halftime when Toby Alderweireld headed home a Lamela corner just inside the near post but they were unable to take that momentum and go on to find an equalizer in the second half. On paper, the two clubs were rather even over 90 minutes and a draw might have been a deserved result but Tottenham were punished for their mistakes and came away empty-handed.
Source: The Guardian
Sep 14 - 4:49 PM

New Tottenham signing Moussa Sissoko insists he is not in peak physical condition following his arrival from Newcastle on deadline day.

Despite awarding himself a ’10 out of 10’ for his European Championship displays, and with no-one seemingly prepared to match Newcastle’s valuation for the frozen out Frenchman, Sissoko appeared destined to remain at St James Park until an eleventh hour bid from Spurs. Last weekends' win at the Bet365 Stadium marked his first competitive minutes of the season and by his admission, Sissoko remains uncertain as to when he will be ready to challenge for a place in the starting XI: "I can't tell you a date when I will be at my peak level, but my fitness is becoming better with every game, and I will work at the training ground to be 100 per cent as soon as possible," he said speaking ahead of the UCL game against Monaco.
Source: The Express
Sep 14 - 7:49 AM

Harry Kane opened his account with a late goal against Stoke City in Week 4 and, with the return of Mousa Dembele from suspension, is poised to explode for Tottenham going forward.

The 2016/2017 season is setting up precisely the way 2015/2016 played out. Kane started slowly last season, but once Dembele settled into a regular role, the English striker began to shine. In one of the most telling stats in the world of fantasy football, 24 of the 25 goals Kane scored last season were obtained in the 27 games he and Dembele started together. In the eleven games Kane played and Dembele didn't, Kane scored only once. The goal against the Potters should take some pressure off of the striker after a slow start which comes on the heels of a forgettable performance for England in this summer's Euros. With a home game against Sunderland in Week 5, a club that just allowed Romelu Lukaku score a hat trick, there is nothing but positive vibes for Kane owners and investors this coming weekend.
Source: Daily Mirror
Sep 14 - 4:09 AM

Eric Dier has signed off on a new five year contract that will see the England international remain with Tottenham until 2021.

Tottenham just signed Christian Eriksen to a new deal and are thought to be reaching one with Harry Kane any day now. They are clearly happy with the current nucleus of their regular starters and Eric Dier is one of them. Dier had a breakthrough season in 2015/2016, going from a backline defender with questionable playing time in his future to an established class defensive midfielder who went on to feature for the Three Lions in this past summer's Euros. His fantasy appeal in the FPL game took a nose dive with his re-classification from defender to midfielder but he is still of use in leagues that reward stats beyond goals, assists and clean sheets. Still only 22 years old, Tottenham have locked up another young star in the league.
Source: The Guardian
Sep 13 - 8:26 AM

Heung-min Son made the most of a rare opportunity to start, scoring a brace and adding and assist as Tottenham dismantled Stoke City, 0-4.

The opening half hour did not look promising for Spurs, as they looked sluggish and lacking ideas when on the ball but they went on a rampage, starting in the 41st minute. Christian Eriksen set up Son brilliantly and the South Korean was left wide open to finish with his left foot. The two would link up again in the 56th minute, with Eriksen creating and finding Son who curled on into the top right hand corner. The rout was on when, three minutes later, Tottenham broke on a counter-attack and Kyle Walker fed Dele Alli in the box and Alli finished for his first goal of the season. The scoring wrapped up on 70 minutes, when Harry Kane finally opened his account, scoring from point blank range from a Son assist. Pochettino has a nice problem on his hands as Son would seem to deserve another start after this fine performance.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 10 - 12:05 PM

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed in his press conference ahead of Saturday's match against Stoke City that Danny Rose will not play.

Rose's chances of playing this weekend looked to be in major doubt when news hit earlier in the week of a hamstring injury he picked up while playing on international duty. Now that we know he is definitely out for Week 4, the question of how long will he be out of action remains. The report from the Telegraph said the left back could miss up to three weeks but Pochettino offered no definitive timetable when stating Rose's unavailability against the Potters. Fantasy managers will have to do without him for at least one week then. Draft league owners will need to rely on a backup to fill in when he returns while FPL owners need to decide whether they can afford to be without his services for as many as two or three games.
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