Tottenham went into the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi final against Chelsea yesterday with a severely depleted first team.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli are both out until early March, while Heung Min Son is away on international duty with South Korea.

Lucas Moura was only fit enough for the bench, with Dier returning from his own injury spell.

Despite getting Moussa Sissoko, Moura, and Victor Wanyama back in training this week, Spurs suffered two more injuries at Stamford Bridge.

Sissoko, less than a game into his return from an injury, succumbed to yet another after a collision with his own teammate Serge Aurier.

Ben Davies also went down half an hour into the match, and had to be replaced by Danny Rose.

Pochettino will want as many players fit and ready to fight at the moment, with his three top goal scorers unavailable.

He updated fans on Sissoko and Davies after the match, saying (Football London): “Sissoko is okay, tired I think. A small thing for Ben Davies. The rest are okay. Small injury, Davies, in his groin. It is good that he’s not an offensive players. We have a lot of defensive players so it is good for balance. Four, five or six centre-backs, five full-backs. I am not worried.”


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