Tottenham confirm major injury boost, 25-year-old fit for clash v Bournemouth
By Danny Wright
Tottenham have confirmed that Victor Wanyama is available for selection for Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth.
The 25-year-old has missed the last two matches with a lower back injury.
Spurs’ official Twitter account confirmed the news on Thursday and it will be a massive boost to their chances against Eddie Howe’s team given the form he’s been in this season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 13, 2017
Before breaking down in the 2-0 win at Burnley, the midfielder had started every Premier League game for Spurs.
Across all competitions, the 44-time Kenyan international has scored three goals in 39 appearances becoming a key part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans in his debut season in north London.
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The ex-Southampton and Celtic 25-year-old has formed a crucial partnership with Mousa Dembele in the middle of the Spurs midfield and has helped his side launch a late attack on Chelsea’s grip of the league title.
Tottenham could move to within four points of Antonio Conte’s side if results go their way this weekend.
Chelsea have a tough trip to Manchester United to contend with on Sunday in what could prove to be a pivotal fixture in deciding the outcome of the league title.
Spurs are on 68 points and have not lost a single game at White Hart Lane in what is the final season they’ll play in their historic stadium.
In other Tottenham news, the expected XI to take on Bournemouth features two changes.