Dele Alli has been ruled out of Tottenham’s Premier League game at Bournemouth on Thursday with a hamstring injury.
The 23-year-old, who has been plagued with an ongoing hamstring problem since initially injuring it at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has played just 77 minutes in Spurs’ four matches since the season got back underway.
Alli was an unused substitute against Manchester United last month before playing the first hour of the victory over West Ham. However, the midfielder injured himself during his late cameo in the 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United in Tottenham’s last away match.
He missed nine games in total with the same issue last season with and the opening two at the beginning of this campaign. And Mourinho, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s game at the Vitality Stadium, revealed that Alli won’t be risked.
Mourinho said: “It’s a small injury but he’s not ready for tomorrow. He’s had a sad history with hamstring injuries so he has to be careful. We cannot risk it when he has a little problem there.”
The Spurs boss didn’t comment on whether Alli will be fit enough to face Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday.