By Harvey Byrne

Erik Lamela has returned to training with Tottenham following an illness which ruled him out of the weekend fixture against Premier League champions Leicester.

The 24-year-old Argentina interntaional missed the White Hart Lane encounter against the Foxes after falling ill before the fixture.

However, Press Association journalist Tom Allnutt pictured Lamela training on his personal Twitter account as the north London club prepares for a big week.

The attacking star has made 14 appearances for Tottenham in the new campaign with two goals and seven assists.

Spurs fans will be happy to see one of their pivotal performers return with big clashes against Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley and a trip to the Emirates to face fierce rivals Arsenal coming up.

The north London club are currently sat in fourth place in their Champions League group E and sit one point below top placed Monaco and one point above Leverkusen.

They will be keen to progress in Europe’s elite competition and will also be keeping one eye on their league campaign with a highly anticipated fixture against the Gunners coming up.

Only three points and three places separate the two north London rivals and Tottenham will be eager to reclaim their bragging rights after finishing below Arsenal again last season.

In other Tottenham team news, senior star Toby Alderweireld is training on his own before the encounters with Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal.