Tottenham handed double injury boost as Heung-Min Son and Eric Dier ‘hopeful’ to be fit for Chelsea

Tottenham handed double injury boost as Heung-Min Son and Eric Dier ‘hopeful’ to be fit for Chelsea


Tottenham handed double injury boost as Heung-Min Son and Eric Dier are each ‘hopeful’ to be fit for Sunday’s conflict with Chelsea

  • Heung-Min Son sustained a calf injury on worldwide responsibility with South Korea
  • Eric Dier limped off with a useless leg in Spurs’ 3-0 defeat in opposition to Crystal Palace 
  • Both are hoped to be fit to return for Tottenham’s conflict with Chelsea on Sunday
  • The returns of Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez ease defensive considerations


Tottenham have been handed a double injury boost forward of Sunday’s conflict in opposition to Chelsea as Heung-Min Son and Eric Dier are each hopeful of being fit. 

Son sustained a calf injury whereas on worldwide responsibility with South Korea and missed Spurs’ disappointing 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace final Saturday.

The 29-year-old was not anticipated to be fit in time to tackle the Blues however he has not given up hope of a return forward of this weekend, in accordance to the Telegraph.

Meanwhile, Dier limped off throughout the loss at Selhurst Park however can also be ‘hopeful’ of a return in time to host Chelsea.

Heung-Min Son picked up a calf injury on international duty for South Korea earlier this month

Heung-Min Son picked up a calf injury on worldwide responsibility for South Korea earlier this month

Eric Dier limped off with a dead leg against Crystal Palace but is hoped to be fit for Sunday

Eric Dier limped off with a useless leg in opposition to Crystal Palace however is hoped to be fit for Sunday

Tottenham had topped the desk heading into their match in opposition to Crystal Palace however the Eagles ended their unbeaten run and noticed them slip to seventh. 

The defeat, during which Japhet Tanganga noticed purple, highlighted the shortage of creativity in Nuno Espirito Santo’s facet however Son’s return is bound to give them a a lot wanted resurgence. 

However, neither will be obtainable in time for Spurs’ recreation in opposition to Rennes on Thursday within the Europa Conference League.

Nuno was handed one other boost this week as it was reported on Tuesday that Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez are set to return, easing his defensive considerations. 

Son's return provides a much needed creative boost for Nuno Espirito Santo's (left) side

Son’s return gives a a lot wanted inventive boost for Nuno Espirito Santo’s (left) facet

Cristian Romero has been training in Croatia with a Spurs coach to avoid having to self-isolate after returning from international duty with Argentina

Davinson Sanchez travelled to South America last week for World Cup qualifiers with Colombia

Cristian Romero (left) and Davinson Sanchez (proper) are set to return from Croatia on Saturday

South American contingent Romero, Sanchez and Giovani Lo Celso have been coaching in Croatia with a Spurs coach to keep away from having to self-isolate for 10 days upon their return from worldwide responsibility in red-list zones final week.

But the trio are due to arrive again in England on Saturday, simply 24 hours earlier than their recreation in opposition to Chelsea.

Their returns come at a well timed second for Nuno, whose plans in central defence are unclear heading into the weekend.

The potential availability of Romero and Sanchez gives the Spurs boss with choices in defence as Tanganga is suspended following his purple card in opposition to Palace. 

Japhet Tanganga (right) played centre back on Saturday but is suspended following a red card

Japhet Tanganga (proper) performed centre again on Saturday however is suspended following a purple card  

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