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Tottenham's Dembele picks up knock, could miss Watford match

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It's that same darned ankle.

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Tottenham Hotspur got a big league win at home on Saturday, beating Norwich 3-0, but one of their stars could be set to miss Spurs' trip to Watford in two days. Mauricio Pochettino said in post-match comments that midfielder Mousa Dembele will be evaluated after picking up a knock late in the match.

"We'll assess Dembele tomorrow and see if he is ready for Monday," said Poche. "It's a knock on the same ankle but we hope it's not a big issue."

This is the same ankle that Mousa injured a while back and that also kept him out of action in the loss to Newcastle. Mousa's been great for Spurs this season, partnering with Eric Dier in a two-man pivot and helping Spurs' midfield dominate with his strength on the ball and progressive passing. It's never fun to lose a pivotal player like Dembele, especially when facing a trip to face a good Watford team on their turf. Hopefully he's okay and this is only a minor knock.

If Dembele isn't fit for the trip to Watford, then it's likely that Tom Carroll will slot into his place in the starting 11. Carroll has seemed to eclipse other midfield options such as Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb for now, and would be fresh after only a short cameo against Norwich on Saturday.