Tottenham Hotspur are getting ready to take on AFC Bournemouth at White Hart Lane this Saturday, and as far as injuries go, they’re just about as healthy as they’re going to get until the end of the season.
According to a release on Spurs’ official club website, Mauricio Pochettino is set to have Harry Kane and Victor Wanyama available for selection against the Cherries. Kane, of course, made his return last weekend against Watford, and with another week of training under his belt it would be shocking if he did NOT start against Bournemouth.
Victor pulled himself from the match day squad last weekend after feeling somethign in warm-ups that he didn’t like. Wanyama’s return, however, creates a tactical quandry. With Spurs playing so well lately in the 4-2-3-1 while Victor rehabilitated, it’s tempting to keep him on the bench as an impact substitute and roll with the Eric Dier - Mousa Dembele midfield that we’ve seen lately. But Vic excels in a deep lying destroyer role when Spurs switch to a back three formation. It’s not clear yet what Pochettino will do. Maybe we’ll see a little of both.
Elsewhere for Spurs, Cameron Carter-Vickers is out after picking up a knock while on international duty with USA U20s, and Michel Vorm is a doubt with the same knee injury that kept him out of the Watford match, meaning Pau Lopez will likely be on the bench today behind Hugo Lloris. Danny Rose is still 90%, and Harry Winks & Erik Lamela are done for the year after having surgery.
As far as Bournemouth goes, Junior Stanislas and Dan Gosling are both doubts for Eddie Howe’s men. Callum Wilson is out after tearing his ACL in February.