Journalist asks Mourinho whether Dele Alli is in contention to face Chelsea this week

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may have only played against Newcastle on Sunday, but the team is set to walk out again tomorrow night against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

This is the Lilywhites’ first game in the competition this season after they were handed a bye in the last round due to Leyton Orient’s positive COVID-19 tests.

Chelsea overcame Barnsley in confident style, but faltered against West Brom at the weekend, going 3-0 down to the newly-promoted side before rescuing a draw.

Jose Mourinho has already admitted that he will likely have to prioritise the Europa League on Thursday over the League Cup London derby against Chelsea.

The Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday schedule this week for Tottenham will be extremely difficult for Mourinho to manage, especially given the recent injury to Son.

When asked whether Dele Alli, who has been left out of three of the last four matchday squads, would be in contention to face Chelsea, Mourinho said (Football London): “Everybody is in contention.

“Apart from Sonny, everybody is in contention but I think you can imagine that with a game on Thursday that decides a very important thing for us, I think the EFL made a decision for us.

“They didn’t even create a problem – they made a decision for us. So that’s the decision.”

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