According to a report by the Evening Standard, Ryan Sessegnon pulled out of Tottenham’s matchday squad against Chelsea in the moments leading up to the game after suffering a hamstring problem.
Tottenham lined up with five at the back and three in midfield as Jose Mourinho attempted to frustrate Chelsea and hit them on the counter.
However, the Lilywhites’ game plan didn’t work as the Blues broke the deadlock early in the game through Olivier Giroud before Marcos Alonso doubled their lead at the start of the second. While Spurs did pull a goal back late in the game, it proved to be nothing more than a consolation.
It was a surprise to see Sessegnon completely being omitted from the matchday squad particularly given the system that Spurs employed on Saturday.
It turns out that Jose had little choice over the matter as the 19-year-old felt tightness in his hamstring when he got to the dressing room at Stamford Bridge.
It is suggested that the Spurs boss subsquently decided to name Oliver Skipp on the bench instead of the former Fulham man.
Sessegnon’s time at Tottenham has been affected by a hamstring injury he picked up in the summer while on internationl duty with England Under-21’s (Football.London), which saw him not make his first appearance since joining from the Cottagers until appearing as a late substitute against Everton in November (transfermarkt).
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Given that there hasn’t been an update on Sessegnon’s injury either from Jose or the club, I don’t think this one is particularly serious. Let’s hope the youngster was just withdrawn from the match as a precaution as the last thing we need at the moment is another injury given the problems we already have.
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