Tottenham’s promising start to the season appears to be some time away now after a damaging week on a few fronts.
Spurs lost their 100% record last weekend with a 3-0 humbling at the hands of Crystal Palace, whilst the north Londoners only managed to draw 2-2 with Rennes in their opening match of the Europa Conference League.
Nuno Espirito Santo will be aiming to get his team firmly back on track with an upcoming clash against London rivals Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
That task might be a bit easier said than done with the team having sustained a few worrying injuries over the past few days since their poor defeat Selhurst Park.
With that being said, football.london takes a look at the players who could be missing for this weekend’s clash against Chelsea.
Son sustained a calf injury whilst on international duty with South Korea.
The Spurs attacker missed his country’s clash with Lebanon due to the problem he sustained.
“Heung-min felt uncomfortable in his right calf after training on the 6th [of September], and as a result of the test, he was excluded in order to protect the player,” the KFA said in a statement.
He missed out against Palace and Rennes, with it remaining to be seen whether he can play a part against the Blues.
Bergwijn was taken off after an hour in the Netherlands’ 6-1 victory against Turkey during the international break, with the Spurs winger finishing the game with strapping and ice on his left foot.
He was restricted to the sidelines against Palace and after making his return to action in France, was forced to withdraw after half an hour.
To compound Spurs’ injury woes, Brazilian wideman Moura was also forced off the pitch in the 2-2 draw in France.
He limped off the pitch in the second-half and leaves Espirito Santo’s wide options looking extremely limited should he be ruled out.
The Tottenham man suffered a knock while on England Under-21s duty and was ruled out of last weekend’s game with Crystal Palace, whilst he was also absent against Rennes.
Sessegnon has played just twice for Spurs in all competitions this season, and is yet to feature in the Premier League.
The final Spurs injury doubt for the weekend, Dier did not last very long against Crystal Palace.
The defender was withdrawn after just 12 minutes in Croydon and failed to recover in time for the clash against the Eagles. He missed the trip to France and it remains to be seen if he is fit again this weekend.
Cristian Romero, Davinson Sanchez and Giovani Lo Celso
The Tottenham trio are not injured, but their inclusion against the Blues is up in the air.
The three Spurs stars were accused of not following strict Covid protocols before entering South America.
The trio are reportedly in Croatia to avoid a 10-day quarantine so they can continue training before they join back up with their Spurs teammates. It is suggested that they will return on Saturday and may potentially be drafted straight in.
Another who has avoided a trip to the physio but is still out is Japhet Tanganga.
The young defender was sent off in the defeat at Selhurst Park due to two bookable offences and is suspended this weekend.