The Champions League group stage is complete, and Spurs return to Premier League action this weekend with a tricky match against Wolverhampton at
the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium [Edit: Molyneux, I’m an idiot] this Sunday. Nuno Espirito Santo has Wolves in excellent form, and Tottenham will need to work hard to get a result.
And they’ll need to do it without a few players, still. Spurs released team news ahead of Jose Mourinho’s press conference and it’s pretty much the same as what it’s been the past few weeks, with one exception: Harry Winks is back in training.
TEAM NEWS:@HarryWinks (ankle) – returned to training with the squad.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/SS2WUd5YIi— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 13, 2019
We’ll get into what this potentially means for the lineup later. The other bit of news is that Ben Davies’ injury is still pretty bad, enough so that he’s been sent to Qatar for rehabilitation with Spurs’ partners at Aspertar. A number of Tottenham players with pernicious injuries have gone there for advanced treatment over the past couple of years, and while it means that Davies will be getting top-notch care (and a good dose of December sunshine) it implies that we won’t be seeing him for a while.
I don’t know whether Winks returning to training means that he’ll be available for selection, and say what you will about his performances this season, but it is nice to have at least one midfield body back ahead of the congested holiday fixture period. We will need every player we can get when the matches come thick and fast.