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Two Tottenham players return for Chelsea clash

And Erik Lamela is even closer to his first team return!

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Tottenham Hotspur have a huge match coming up tomorrow against league leaders Chelsea as they try and prevent the Blues from winning a Premier League record 14 consecutive matches. Team news just dropped for the match at White Hart Lane and it’s good: Spurs are just about fully healthy, with only Erik Lamela still unavailable for selection.

Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker were both suspended for yellow card accumulation against Watford, which was a blessing in disguise. Both Spurs defenders got a good rest and will now be fully rested and ready to go against Chelsea. In addition, Danny Rose and Harry Kane both were subbed out early against Watford. Spurs shouldn’t be showing any ill effects heading into the Chelsea match despite playing a match two days ago.

The news about Erik Lamela is also good, as he’s been dogged with that hip injury for two months now. That said, Mauricio Pochettino’s comments are still vague as to when Lamela will actually return for a match. As CFC moderator Willman said in the writer’s room this morning, “Erik Lamela is training and regaining fitness” is the new “Danny Rose is 90%.” That said, if Poch wants to ease him in and he’s ready, Sunday’s FA Cup match against Aston Villa would be a good opportunity to get him his first minutes since October.

Chelsea are fully healthy according to PhysioRoom, with only Marcos Alonso and John Terry nursing slight knocks.