The games Dele Alli may miss through injury

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur suffered yet another injury against Fulham on Sunday, with midfield man Dele Alli going down clutching his hamstring just before the final whistle.

The player has now been ruled out until early March, the same time scale on Harry Kane’s injury.

This represents yet another attacking option that is no longer open to Tottenham and Pochettino, with Kane, Alli, and Heung Min Son all unavailable.

These injuries could not have come at a worse time either, as Spurs look to compete in four competitions over the next month or so.

Spurs obviously have numerous Premier League fixtures, but also face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi final tomorrow, Crystal Palace in the FA Cup at the weekend, and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League come February.

Here are the fixtures Dele Alli could miss:

Chelsea (A) – EFL Cup – January 24
Crystal Palace (A) – FA Cup – January 27
Watford (H) – Premier League – January 30
Newcastle (H) – Premier League – February 2
Leicester (H) – Premier League – February 10
Borussia Dortmund (H) – Champions League – February 13
FA Cup Fifth Round – weekend of February 16*
Burnley – Premier League (A) – February 23
League Cup Final – February 25*
Chelsea – Premier League (A) – February 27
Arsenal – Premier League (H) – March 2
Borussia Dortmund – Champions League – March 5

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  1. It seems to me that, with little time or opportunity in the transfer market and the necessity NOT to panic-buy, Poch has to utilise ALL the squad players at his disposal, even by playing some of them wildly out of position at times.
    At least the whole squad know Poch’s tactics by heart, and how certain positions are expected to play.
    Of course someone like Foyth is not going to step up and emulate, or impersonate, Kane, or Wanyama become Deli Alli for the next month or so ..but perhaps playing Davies again in the centre and allowing someone like Verts to play midfield, or even sticking Rose as a central attacker occasionally, could work. It’s not ideal but we have to manage this squad as well as we can, and the introduction of ‘new’ ill-thought out players into it this January (with much time needed to get used to Poch’s system) may not be the answer.

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