Tottenham’s injury list continues to grow and ahead of what could be our most important game of the season, we could be down to just four fit, senior defenders. There are issues in other areas of the park but the defence is the main concern leading up to the Chelsea game at the weekend.
In fact, the scenario could be even worse if Kyle Walker fails to recover from the hip injury that kept him out of this week’s England tie with Denmark. In his press conference, Roy Hodgson revealed,
“As you know Kyle hasn’t played for the last two or three games for Tottenham but we were rather hoping that when I selected the squad he would recover and play for Tottenham at the weekend and be fit to play for us.
“Unfortunately it is another week before he will be fit to play so we have to let him go.”
Those comments do infer that Walker will be fit for the weekend but there is a further concern over Zeki Fryers. Among the remaining injured are Danny Rose, Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul leaving Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen and Naughton for Saturday.
Alternatively, if Walker doesn’t make it then it could be Naughton on the right with Vertonghen switching to left back and Etienne Capoue coming into the centre. There’s any number of permutations but it’s not an ideal situation ahead of such an important game.