The Football Association of Ireland has confirmed Tottenham defender Matt Doherty has tested positive for coronavirus.

The diagnosis comes after Doherty played for the Republic of Ireland against England and Wales during the current international break. He will now be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

So how does Doherty’s positive result affect his availability for Spurs?

Unfortunately it means the right-back will miss this Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester City at home. A win could send Tottenham top of the Premier League, but they will have to face Pep Guardiola’s side with Serge Aurier on the right of the back four.

Doherty will not be able to return to training until Wednesday the 25th, which means he is unlikely to face Ludogorets at home in the Europa League on Thursday the 26th as he will not have prepared for the game with the rest of his teammates.

The 28-year-old should then return for the Premier League trip to Chelsea on Sunday 29th, providing he tests negative before then.



  1. Doherty and Lamela seem to be out for City game.Best xi should start Son Kane Bale Ndombele Højbjerg LoCelso
    Regulion Dier Toby Tanganga
    Lloris Aurier Needs to be on the bench fit Tanganga can be counted on to do a good defensive shift Aurier can’t. More offense if we need to chase the game but that side can beat City 3-0!


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