Team news is out for Monday’s Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at Wembley Stadium, and it’s nothing we haven’t heard before. Tottenham issued an announcement on their website and on social media that Harry Winks continues to rehabilitate from his ankle injury and will not feature against the HornetMoose.
Winksy is back from Qatar where he spent a period of time working with medical specialists to see if they can’t help his injured ankle heal quicker. However, Poch said in a press conference today that he wasn’t certain if Winks would play again for Spurs this season.
“I don’t know. Jesus [Perez], do you know? I promise you. It is difficult because we are assessing him and sure it will be not easy for him to play again this season.”
Danny Rose, however, has returned and is training again with the squad, though he’s still questionable. With Spurs needing three points at Watford to keep Chelsea at bay in the table, I think it’s safe to expect Ben Davies will start again at left back Monday evening.
For Watford, they received a boost as manager Javi Gracia announced that Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu are both set to return for injury and could feature against Tottenham. Watford currently are atop the Premier League injury table, with ten players injured.
Watford are pretty poor away from home with a 4-2-11 away record. Spurs will need to take advantage of both their injury situation and their poor form away from Vicarage Road — Chelsea are away to Swansea on Sunday, and Spurs’ “magic number” is 7 points in order to clinch a place in the Champions League qualification spots by the end of the season.