Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as they host relegated side Huddersfield Town at the club’s new stadium.
Spurs are coming off the back of an impressive 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Champions League in midweek, with it important that the North London outfit now record victory in the league.
While Tottenham fans will be excited at the prospect of another big European night against City, the game against Huddersfield is also important as the race for the top four is very tight.
Spurs have confirmed on their official website that five men have been ruled out of the game against the Terriers.
Harry Kane’s high-profile ankle injury means he will join Vincent Janssen, Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela on the Tottenham treatment table.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Spurs star Dele Alli broke his hand in the win over City and Mauricio Pochettino has admitted the England international is unlikely to play on Saturday.
“We need to assess him this afternoon and tomorrow and then take the decision but to be honest I am not too optimistic,” the Tottenham boss said.
“I am more optimistic (for him) to be available for the second leg against Manchester City but we’ll see.”
With games coming thick and fast, Tottenham’s squad depth will be put to the test against Huddersfield, with the temptation for Pochettino to rest key men before the City rematch.
However, with Spurs joined by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United in the hunt for two Champions League qualification berths, the North London side will need three points on Saturday to give them a chance of a top-four finish.