Tottenham have been handed a massive blow on the injury front with Harry Kane and Harry Winks both out of Sunday’s trip to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, according to a report.
talkSPORT revealed the news on Thursday but a Tweet from the Lilywhites’ official account appeared to stamp authority on their claim as well as ruling out any inclusion in the side of midfielder Winks.
➡️ @HarryWinks (ankle) – undergoing further investigation and a period of rehabilitation.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 29, 2018
A win for Mauricio Pochettino’s men against Chelsea will cement their place in the top-four and ensure another Champions League foray for next season is within touching distance.
Defeat will bring the Blues back into the running for the fourth and final place in Europe’s most elite competition, making it a must-win game for both teams.
Football Insider verdict:
To be without their talisman for this game is undoubtedly a massive issue but Heung-min Son has proved himself to be a more than capable replacement when called upon in the striking role upon Kane’s absence this season. The Lilywhites still carry a strong threat, even without the Premier League’s second top scorer. Erik Lamela has recommenced where he took off pre-injury and the ever impressive Mousa Dembele will likely link up with the Argentinian to provide the creativity from the midfield zone. While Winks’ absence would have at an earlier point in the season created disappointment, the England international’s form has dipped so being sidelined will not be a massive issue. For Spurs, a win or a draw at Stamford Bridge would be a good result, and they will be confident of getting one of those.
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