Alasdair Gold has issued an update on the availability of injured Tottenham trio Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn and Eric Dier ahead of this Sunday’s London derby clash against Chelsea.
Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is experiencing the first real test of his tenure in N17 after his perfect Premier League record came to an end at the hands of Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The match at Selhurst Park not only saw Spurs produce a flat display, but lose a further two players, including Dier to injury just 12 minutes into proceedings and Japhet Tanganga to a red card in the second half.
Dier adds to a growing list of injury concerns including Son and Bergwijn who both picked up problems on international duty with South Korea and the Netherlands respectively.
Spurs and Nuno are now under pressure to produce a bounce-back performance first in their opening Europa Conference League group stage fixture at Rennes, but more importantly against a dangerous Chelsea side this weekend.
Alasdair Gold of football.london was asked about the availability of the aforementioned trio ahead of the fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend, and he provided an update on their situations.
He said: “The current feeling is that Son (calf) and Dier, who picked up a really bad dead leg at Palace, are struggling to be fit for the Chelsea game.
“At least for Dier, it’s not the serious longer-term injury it looked at the time. For Bergwijn there’s a hope currently that he should be in contention for the weekend.”
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The Son and Dier news, who have both been key players so far this season, isn’t entirely good to hear and it sounds like it is a race against time for them to be fit for Sunday.
It’s better regarding Bergwijn, though, who Spurs definitely missed on that left flank against Palace. It’s all a bit unfortunate that these incidents have occurred at the same time.
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