Following suggestions he would start against Chelsea, Michel Vorm has been officially ruled out of Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final at Wembley through injury.
Tottenham announced the team news on Twitter prior to Mauricio Pochettino’s post-match press conference.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 20 April 2017
Vorm has started in each of Spurs’ four FA Cup games so far this season, against Aston Villa, Wycombe Wanderers, Fulham and Millwall, keeping three clean sheets along the way.
But the Dutchman’s knee injury, which he picked up in the 3-1 league win at Swansea earlier this month, rules him out of yet another FA Cup start. Hugo Lloris will captain the side at Wembley.
In the press conference, Pochettino spoke about Chelsea being favourites and dismissed speculation surrounding Toby Alderweireld’s future. You can watch the entire conference below.