Tottenham are enjoying an impressive start to the campaign, and so the last thing that they need is an injury setback to threaten to derail them.
Aside from their recent loss at Manchester United, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been progressing well both in the Premier League and the Champions League, as that remains their only defeat in their last 14 games in all competitions.
In turn, that run of form has left them in third place in the league, eight points adrift of leaders Man City, while they top Group H in Europe after their win over Real Madrid at Wembley in midweek.
Key to that run has been Dele Alli, with the 21-year-old following up his impressive form from last season with seven goals and an assist in 13 appearances in all competitions so far this year.
However, as seen below in an image taken from Sunday’s edition of The Sun, the England international is set to miss Sunday’s encounter with Crystal Palace, as he faces two weeks on the sidelines.
That means he’ll likely be absent from international duty in the upcoming break, and perhaps most concerning for Tottenham fans is that this raises a serious question mark over his availability to face bitter rivals Arsenal in the north London derby on November 18.
Spurs will naturally hope that he can recover in time for that, but Pochettino will be equally as keen to avoid rushing him back as it’s claimed to be a hamstring injury and the last thing Tottenham want to do is aggravate it further to result in an even lengthier spell out.
Harry Kane has been struggling with a similar problem and was forced to miss the loss at Old Trafford because of it, now it looks as though Tottenham have a similar problem with Alli.
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) November 5, 2017