Denmark to risk Eriksen ahead of Tottenham’s crunch match against Chelsea

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Christian Eriksen

Tottenham Hotspur face Chelsea in the Premier League at Wembley on Saturday evening in what could be one of the key games to decide the top four come the end of the season.

Christian Eriksen is a key component to Tottenham’s attacking options and fans will be hoping to see him named in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line up.

Prior to the international break, Eriksen has completed 90 minutes just twice since returning from an abdominal injury in mid-October.

He came off the bench in recent Premier League games against West Ham, Manchester City and Wolves, and was an unused substitute in Spurs’ 1-0 win at Crystal Palace.

Despite his lack of match action in recent weeks, he played the full game of Denmark’s 2-1 win against Wales on Friday night and his national boss Age Hareide has confirmed that Eriksen will again start in tomorrow night’s Nations League game against the Republic of Ireland.

Although Hareide admits it is likely that Eriksen will play the full match, Spurs fans will be hoping that he can come through the game unscathed for the visit of Chelsea.

Hareide told The Daily Mail: “Christian will play from the start tomorrow.

“The intention is that he’s going to play. In this case, we have to sort of nurse him as much as possible. That means he probably won’t be staying on for 90 minutes.”

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