Tottenham Hotspur team news: Moussa Dembele, Aaron Lennon should make the squad

Shaun Botterill

Spurs got a huge boost on Tuesday, learning that two of their players battling injuries will have a chance to play against Chelsea.

Moussa Dembele and Aaron Lennon, who were both substituted out with injuries during the weekend's match against Southampton, should play a part for Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea. Andre Villas-Boas talked about their situations and some other injury issues in a news release by the team.

"Mousa and Aaron will be selected, whether or not they will be available is something we prefer to hold onto and let people know when we get there. They had discomfort and tightness against Southampton and we decided not to risk them. As we took that decision, it means they are still in the frame for making this game. We have one player recovered, Jake Livermore, and three players out - Sandro, Gallas and Kaboul."

Basically, they're recovered enough that they're not being ruled out at the moment. They'll both go to Stamford Bridge, but Villas-Boas isn't going to reveal if they're fit to start until the team sheet comes out, possibly because he doesn't know yet. The lack of a mention of Scott Parker suggests that he is completely fit.

This is fantastic news, obviously. Hopefully both Dembele and Lennon are fit to start, but it's nice to know that they should be able to suit up even if they can't play a start from the very beginning.

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