“Fans might not like to see it” – Jenas claims Mourinho will have to make changes

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Dom Le Roy

Jermaine Jenas has claimed that Jose Mourinho will have no choice but to rest Harry Kane for Premier League games over the next month as matches come thick and fast for Tottenham during the month of December.

Starting with their clash against Chelsea tomorrow, Tottenham play ten times over the course of the next month or so and have Carabao Cup and Europa League games to deal with on top of their Premier League schedule.

While Mourinho has rotated the squad well so far, he has tended to stick with more or less the same team when it comes to Premier League encounters..

Spurs have six league matches during the month of December including two-midweek games and the fixture list is anything but straightforward, with the Lilywhites taking on the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, Leicester and Wolves.

Jenas has claimed that even the likes of Harry Kane cannot continue to play every game, given the club’s hectic schedule.

The former Spurs midfielder told BBC Sport: “After playing Chelsea on Sunday, Spurs face Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester in the next few weeks, in games that are very specific in terms of their level of intensity.

“The fans might not like to see it, but I think Mourinho is going to have to rest some players at different times.

“It may be that Harry has to step aside for a league game – he has started everyone so far – and someone else comes in.

“I know Mourinho talks up the importance of Tottenham’s Europa League campaign, and they also cannot just assume they will brush aside Crystal Palace in the league a few days before they face Liverpool either.

“But I don’t see how he plays his best players in those matches, and still has them at their best for all the big games.”

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