The Evening Standard have revealed that Eric Dier is expected to be fit to face Manchester City on Saturday but Oliver Skipp is set to be unavailable for the trip to the Etihad.
Both Dier and Skipp have been out of action over recent weeks, with the centre-back having a thigh problem and the midfielder suffering from a groin strain.
Their absence was certainly felt by Antonio Conte’s men in their last two matches against Southampton and Wolves, with the North Londoners falling to two successive defeats owing to so some poor defending.
It was revealed on BBC’s MOTD that Tottenham have not conceded a single goal in the five Premier League matches that Skipp, Dier and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have started together under Conte.
In contrast, the Lilywhites have let in 13 goals in seven matches when one or more of the three do not start.
Conte admitted last week that Skipp is an important player for the team and he is pushing the medical staff to have the 21-year-old back as soon as possible (Daily Mail).
However, according to The Evening Standard, despite Conte’s request to speed up Skipp’s recovery, the Spurs academy graduate is not expected to recover in time for the clash against the Premier League Champions.
The report adds that Conte is expected to have Dier available for selection for Saturday’s clash.
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Dier’s return will be quite welcome as we have missed the 27-year-old’s leadership at the back. We have to be extremely organised at the back through the entire 90 minutes to come away with anything from the Etihad, and it is difficult to see us doing that with Sanchez in the backline and with Romero in the central sweeper role.
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