The winter break has arguably come at the right time for Tottenham as it has given the players some time to rest and recover ahead of an important period in the club’s season
Spurs have some crucial games coming up in the weeks ahead including the Champions League round of 16 clash against RB Leipzig as well as a crucial Premier League game against Chelsea which could have a huge impact on the top four race.
Apart from allowing Jose Mourinho and the Spurs coaching staff some much needed time to work with some players on the training ground, the break also gives an opportunity for Tottenham’s injured stars to continue their recovery.
A report by The Express has claimed that the Lilywhites are set to receive a boost ahead of the Premier League encounter at Aston Villa on Sunday with Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Ben Davies all expected to be available for the game.
Lamela and Lo Celso both missed the FA Cup fourth round replay against Southampton with groin and thigh injuries respectively, the pair are expected to be fully fit in time for the Villa clash.
Ben Davies meanwhile has been out of action with an ankle injury since Mourinho’s first game in charge against West Ham in November with the Welsh international is expected to make the trip to Villa Park next weekend.
Moussa Sissoko and Harry Kane remain out of action for the moment and are continuing their rehabilitation.
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It is certainly a positive sign some players are returning just as we enter a crucial phase of the season. With Spurs competing on three fronts, Jose Mourinho is going to need more options to choose from than he’s had over recent weeks. I am particularly relieved to have Ben Davies back as I believe he is a perfect fit for the left-back role in the hybrid back 3/back 4 that Jose seems to be employing.
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