Tottenham's big week of football continues on Thursday as they host RSC Anderlecht at White Hart Lane, and they're set to receive a boost with the likely return of Korean playmaker Son Heung-Min.
Sonny has been out of the lineup the past six matches with a lingering foot injury, but was photographed in training at Hotspur Way today and appears likely to make his return against Anderlecht. The Korean international was in fantastic form before his injury, scoring four goals in as many games in all competitions.
However, two Tottenham players remain doubts for Thursday's match: central midfielder Nabil Bentaleb remains close to a return but is listed as doubtful for tomorrow, and Clinton N'Jie is also unlikely to be selected after receiving a knock recently. In a recent press conference, Pochettino clarified Clinton's injury situation as not particularly serious:
"Clinton has a small issue with his hamstring," said Pochettino. "Maybe for Arsenal [on Sunday] he will be available to be selected."
Clinton's omission means that Harry Kane is almost certain to start at striker vs. Anderlecht. It could mean another chance for young academy graduate Josh Onomah, who came off the bench to make his Premier League debut for Spurs in Monday's win over Aston Villa. With Clinton and Chadli out and Son only now returning from injury, that leaves Onomah as the most likely replacement for Kane should he be subbed off.
Spurs midfielders Alex Pritchard and Nacer Chadli remain on the long-term injury list, and Andros Townsend was dropped from the match day squad for disciplinary reasons.
Tottenham have been in blistering league form this season, unbeaten in their last ten league matches and fifth in the EPL table. However, they need a big win Thursday night at home against an Anderlecht side that came from behind to defeat them in Brussels. A home win would position them nicely to escape the group stages, but a loss could essentially take them out of the competition, or at least make it extremely difficult. Spurs still have to play Monaco at home and must travel to Azerbaijan to face Qarabag.