Tottenham Hotspur take the only unbeaten start in the Premier League to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Spurs will be without star men Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld, according to TottenhamHotspur.com, while Danny Rose is doubtful but not yet ruled out.
Kane has missed the last six games in all competitions after damaging ankle ligaments in the 1-0 win over Sunderland in September. However, he is now back in training, although not ready to return to the pitch just yet.
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Alderweireld was stretchered off the field last weekend during Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion and it not look good for the Belgian centre-back.
The former Southampton star subsequently sat out Tuesday’s stalemate with Bayer Leverkusen and he will again be unavailable against Bournemouth, meaning his run of 46 consecutive Premier League starts will come to an end.
However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that the news on Alderweireld is good, suggesting that he could be back soon.
Finally, Pochettino revealed that Rose – who was wearing a protective boot on Tuesday night – will be assessed on Friday.
Pochettino gave his pre-Bournemouth Tottenham injury news update to the club website.
He said: “We need to assess Danny tomorrow.
“It’s good news on Toby but it’s still painful because it was a heavy knock on his leg. He’s out. He’s doing well but it’s still painful.”
Spurs won this fixture 5-1 last season, but three of their goals were scored by Kane, who – as mentioned above – will not feature this weekend.