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Kieran Trippier could return to Tottenham lineup for Chelsea clash

Spurs’ injured right back to be assessed today.

Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Team news is out! Tottenham Hotspur welcome Chelsea to White Hart Lan... uh, Wembley Stadium for their first “home” match of the season, and Spurs could welcome right back Kieran Trippier back to the squad after he picked up a knee injury in the preseason match against Juventus.

I’m not sure I’d expect Trippier to be rushed back to service, though. Pochettino tends to bring his injured players back gradually, and he must have been encouraged by the performance of Kyle Walker-Peters against Newcastle last weekend. However, Chelsea is not Newcastle, even if they are missing some of their best players due to injury and suspension.

Spurs are still a little thin at attacking midfielder with Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Erik Lamela still out due to injury (Dear Daniel Levy: Keita Balde, plz, XOXO, Menno), and Danny Rose will miss the match with a targeted return of early September.

Chelsea will be without Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill who were both sent off in the Blues’ loss to Burnley last weekend, while Pedro, Tiemoue Bakayoko, and Eden Hazard are still recovering from injury.