After a somewhat catastrophic week of domestic cups, Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League action on Wednesday by hosting Watford at Wembley Stadium. And while there are still a number of key players unavailable for Spurs, they will be boosted by the return of Moussa Sissoko, who returned to full training this week ahead of the match.
TEAM NEWS:— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 29, 2019
@dele_official (hamstring) & @HKane (ankle) – continuing rehabilitation.
@Ben_Davies33 (groin) – continuing assessment and remains unavailable.
@MoussaSissoko (knee) – returned to training with the squad. pic.twitter.com/ZxtRbaaYak
Mauricio Pochettino is usually not one to throw his central midfielders straight back into the action without easing them in somewhat, so it would not be shocking at all to see Sissoko either not play against Watford or see him on the bench as an impact sub. Eric Dier’s and Victor Wanyama’s return to fitness is a nice boost in that regard, though, as the midfield is now, at least in technical terms, fully healthy. And when’s the last time we were able to say THAT?
Dele Alli and Harry Kane are still injured, of course, and it would be unlikely that we would see them at all for at least a few more weeks, even if they have the healing properties of Wolverine. It also looks like Ben Davies will also be out for a bit, so expect Danny Rose to start against Watford with Kyle Walker-Peters as his primary backup.
The Watford match kicks off at 8 p.m. UK time (3 p.m. ET). It appears to not be televised in either the USA or UK, but will be streamed legally on NBC Sports Gold.