Tottenham Hotspur players have returned to the club following the international break as they prepare to host Crystal Palace on Saturday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It goes without saying that Spurs could really use all three points against a club that currently sits two points ahead of them on the table, including a win at Old Trafford.
The team news has dropped ahead of the match and it’s a mixed bag as four players have returned to full training while three look to be out this weekend:
TEAM NEWS:— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 12, 2019
@TanguyNdombele (thigh), @RyanSessegnon (hamstring), @KWPeters (hamstring) & @ericdier (hip): All returned to training with the squad and being assessed for selection. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/ykNdbJ4p6s
We already knew about Giovani Lo Celso’s injury that occurred in a meaningless Friendly last week (death to international football: then, now, forever.) and is expected to be out until October. Juan Foyth’s ankle has healed but he needs to get up to fitness, so don’t expect to see him in the squad on Saturday. Davinson Sanchez is a new one as his ankle needs to be assessed before a decision is made.
The good news out of this is that four players are set to return this weekend, provided that they pass their fitness assessments ahead of the match. Tanguy Ndombele, who suffered a minor thigh injury, looks to be back and ready to go. Ryan Sessengon, who has yet to feature for the club since he’s been dealing with his hamstring injury since the summer, may be available for the first time. Kyle Walker-Peters could be back as well, though that seems a little quick unless his hamstring injury was not as bad as originally feared. Eric Dier, who has been hurt for awhile now, looks to be set to step in wherever he is needed.
We’ll have to wait for Pochettino’s presser to see what he says individually about the players and who will be ready. Losing GLC sucks as we’ve yet to see a starting lineup with him in it, but getting four players back this weekend will help as Spurs enter Champions League play next week.