Tottenham team news: Key senior trio in race against time to be fit for Everton clash - reliable journalist
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham trio Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will be assessed after a final training session ahead of Everton, according to a reliable journalist.
Spurs’ ESPN correspondent Ben Pearace has on his personal Twitter account that the senior players will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match against Everton at White Hart Lane.
Alderweireld and Vertonghen were both taken off as a precaution in the 4-0 win over Stoke in the last game, while Kane scored a fantastic hat-trick to continue his goal scoring form this season.
#thfc Just been handed team news. Kane, Alderweireld & Vertonghen are "progressing well and will be assessed after final training session".
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) March 3, 2017
Spurs will be desperate to have their full strength team available to them as they take on Ronald Koeman’s side, who are unbeaten in their last nine league games.
Everton are up to seventh in the Premier League and are chasing down the European spots.
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There is also set to be an individual battle if Kane can overcome his fitness doubt as two of the league’s top strikers line-up against each other.
Kane and Romelu Lukaku are tied together on 17 league goals this season and have been prolific this season.
Lukaku’s job will surely be made a lot easier if Spurs are without two of their key centre-backs in Alderweireld and Vertonghen.
The north London club have the best defensive record in the league this season and have conceded just 18 goals, meaning their absences would be a colossal blow.
In other Tottenham team news, Everton came close to signing the club’s 23-year-old.