Hey, you may or may not be aware of this, but there’s a North London Derby coming up on Sunday. That’s usually a pretty big game with absolutely no potential for #narrative.
Spurs have been working hard to rotate amidst what has turned out to be a highly successful, if highly stressful week of action, and the club announced today that there are still a few injury concerns heading into Sunday’s game at the Emirates.
The players that were out for Chelsea and Inter Milan — Kieran Trippier, Victor Wanyama, Davinson Sanchez, and Mousa Dembele — remain out. Most notably, Erik Lamela is now questionable for this match after sustaining a thigh injury against Inter Milan on Wednesday. Spurs said he would be “assessed” ahead of the game.
TEAM NEWS: @mousadembele (ankle) & @daosanchez26 (hamstring) – continuing rehab@ErikLamela (thigh) – being assessed after sustaining injury v Inter@trippier2 (groin) – undergoing final stages of rehab & conditioning@VictorWanyama (knee) – continuing to receive treatment pic.twitter.com/2GjMXYNhMS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 30, 2018
That’s a bummer, although after starting against Inter and playing most of the match it was unlikely that Lamela was going to start this match anyway. This would seem to cement the return of DESK (Dele-Eriksen-Son-Kane) in the forward attacking band for Spurs, though I suppose there’s an off-chance that Mauricio Pochettino might opt to start with Lucas Moura just behind Harry Kane.
According to PhysioRoom, Alexandre Lacazette is a “slight doubt” for the match, which means he’s probably going to be fine. Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck are both on the long-term injury list and will not feature.