Mauricio Pochettino will once again be without striker Emmanuel Adebayor for Tottenham’s Capital One Cup quarter-final tie with Newcastle.
The Togo striker has returned from compassionate leave but Pochettino does not believe he is fit enough to return to his squad in time for the visit of Alan Pardew’s side.
Pochettino made 10 changes for Tottenham’s win in the previous round and could rotate this time out with a hectic festive schedule ahead – with Kyle Walker likely to sit out having played twice in the past week.
Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Friedel, Walker, Naughton, Dier, Rose, Davies, Fazio, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Chiriches, Stambouli, Dembele, Paulinho, Mason, Capoue, Bentaleb, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Lennon, Townsend, Soldado, Kane.
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