By Kevin Phillips

18th Jun, 2020 | 7:00pm

Spurs Exclusive: Phillips claims Lo Celso may be axed tomorrow for non-fitness reason

Kevin Phillips has suggested that Jose Mourinho may drop Giovani Lo Celso from the Tottenham team tomorrow to make way for Moussa Sissoko.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England international admitted that he has been impressed by the impact of the Argentina international but also suggested that Sissoko has been a standout presence in recent times.

The 30-year-old has missed a large portion of the campaign with a knee injury, but is now fully fit and expected to feature in Spurs’ Premier League run-in.

And Phillips has claimed that he could come in for Lo Celso, who Mourinho claimed at his media conference this afternoon is doubtful for the clash and will need a late fitness test.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I think it’s a real interesting one.

“Lo Celso, I like him, he’s a good player. Could you get them both in the side – Sissoko and Lo Celso? Possibly.

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“I think Sissoko, certainly from a supporter’s point of view, has been one of their top players for the last 12 to 18 months now, he’s come from nowhere. I expect him to come back into that side, maybe at the cost of Lo Celso.

“They’ve both got great qualities. It’s a great headache to have from Mourinho’s point of view.”

Lo Celso has made 19 Premier League appearances during his debut campaign in England, and hasn’t missed out on a game since the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on December 22nd.

For his part, Sissoko has been sidelined since New Year’s Day after requiring surgery following a collision with Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse in a 1-0 loss.

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