By Harvey Byrne
Danny Rose will miss Tottenham’s next Premier League clash against Chelsea following a one-match suspension.
The 26-year-old left-back picked up his fifth booking of the campaign during Saturday evening’s 3-2 victory over West Ham.
He was booked with 62 minutes on the clock following a lunge on Michail Antonio and he may now rue his lapse in concentration with a vital London derby at Stamford Bridge coming in the league next.
Rose had previously picked up bookings against Liverpool, Manchester City, Bournemouth and Leicester, but he will be available for the midweek clash against Monaco in the Champions League, with just domestic fixtures counting in the Premier League’s regulations.
The England international will be a big loss against an in-form Chelsea attack, which contains a rejuvenated Eden Hazard out wide.
The suspension has come at a terrible time for the north London side after Ben Davies twisted his ankle in the clash against Bayer Leverkusen earlier in the month and is unlikely to be fit for the Stamford Bridge clash.
That mean Jan Vertonghen may have to feature at left-back, but with Toby Alderweireld a long-term absentee, Mauricio Pochettino may need to call on Austrian Kevin Wimmer to play alongside Eric Dier in the centre.
Tottenham do go into the encounter as the only unbeaten side in the Premier League after 12 fixtures and they will be looking to continue the impressive run against Antonio Conte’s third-placed side.
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