Tottenham Hotspur at Chelsea FC Injury Report: Alli, Dier, Zappacosta

Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Chelsea tomorrow night is a match-up featuring prominent figures issuing high profile apologies. Call it the London Derby of Regretted Past Behavior. On one side, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been charged by the Football Association for his angrily getting in the face of referee Mike Dean.

He has since apologized for his behavior. On the other side, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on Sunday refused the orders of his manager Maurizio Sarri to come out of the EFL Cup final. Sarri erupted, and the incident went viral all over the web. Both sides have offered an explanation, and Kepa has since apologized.

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Mauricio Pochettino Furious with Official Mike Dean After Spurs Lose to Burnley (Video)

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is not one for losing his temper; typically. He certainly doesn’t scream at officials, so the sight of him fuming at official Mike Dean today, after Tottenham surprisingly lost at Burnley FC 2-1 today, is news worthy to say the least.

Mike Dean, Poch, Burnley and #COYS are all top ten trending terms, nationally, on Twitter right now and this altercation (video in the tweet below) is the major reason why:

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction at Burnley FC

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Tottenham Hotspur head to the Turf Moor to take on a Burnley FC side that could present a much tougher challenge than one might think in a match-up of the third place side versus the 15th place team. Burnley have only lost one of their last nine matches across all competitions, and that was to Manchester City, who many currently consider the best team in the world.

Sean Dyche’s side are undefeated in their last seven Premier League fixtures, with their last setback coming on Boxing Day 2018 to Everton. Yet they are still only three points clear of the drop zone right now.

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Tottenham Hotspur at Burnley FC Injury Report: Kane, Alli, Davies, Dier, Lennon, Defour

It wasn’t long ago that the 2018-19 Tottenham Hotspur season had hit a bit of a slight rough patch after the north London side saw themselves dumped out of the FA Cup and EFL Cup at the hands of London rivals within the same week. However, it seems like ancient history right now as Spurs have won their last four Premier League contests, and they did it without their top two individual stars.

Now their talisman is coming back, and it won’t be long until their best midfielder returns to action as well. Given how Spurs could cut the deficit at the top of the table to just three points this weekend if they win at Burnley FC, it’s safe to say the rest of the season looks very bright.

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Harry Kane Comes Back Well Ahead of Schedule, Returns to Training

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Tottenham Hotspur fans received some great news today as their leading scorer and talisman Harry Kane has returned to training almost two weeks earlier than had been expected. Kane, who was originally ruled out until March, recovered rapidly from the ankle ligament injury he sustained in the home loss to Manchester United on January 13 and has not featured since.

As his rehabilitation progressed quicker than most had expected, the return timeline improved and just last week Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino made it known that a return against Burnley on February 23 could be in the cards. Now it looks like he really could feature on Saturday.

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Jan Vertonghen to Play Left Back, Danny Rose and Ben Davies Out vs Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino and defender Jan Vertonghen spoke to the media today ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s UEFA Champions League clash at home against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow night. The press conference session brought some answers as to who will be in the Spurs first team that faces the current Bundesliga table toppers.

Defender Danny Rose will certainly not start, and he might not even be named to the team, as he suffered a shin would on Sunday in the win over Leicester City.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Borussia Dortmund (Champions League)

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Last year saw Tottenham Hotspur reach the UEFA Champions League round of 16, where they crashed out at the hands of Juventus 4-3 on aggregate. Now they’re back at the same stage of the prestigious European competition, obviously looking to advance further. Once again they’ll face a team in the round of 16 that’s destined to win their domestic league and to do so comfortably.

Borussia Dortmund, who have been ruling the German Bundesliga roost this season, come into London as slight underdogs. Let’s take a look at who Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may select in his first team to face BVB, and thus continue on his quest to secure the first trophy of his era at the north London side.

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Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund Injury Report: Kane, Alli, Davies, Reus, Akanji, Balerdi

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The opening of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been moved back several times, with one previous target having been the UEFA Champions League round of 16. At this point, getting the stadium open before the end of this season would be a huge win.

Alas, Tottenham will host Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium, not White Hart Lane, on Wednesday night in the first leg of their UCL knockout round tie. Let’s take a look at the team news and fitness situation for both sides; starting with the hosts.

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Harry Kane Nearing Match Fitness Says Mauricio Pochettino

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The gruesome ankle injury that Harry Kane suffered in the home loss to Manchester United on January 13 was initially regarded to be serious enough that it would keep him out of action until at least March. Speaking ahead of the Sunday’s home fixture against Leicester City, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said that Kane is recovering quickly and that he’s nearing a return to match fitness.

While Pochettino ruled him out of the weekend match versus the Foxes, and next Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 battle against Borussia Dortmund, he said Kane might be in contention for the league clash at Burnley on the 23rd.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City

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Once it was learned that they were to be without their two brightest stars in Harry Kane and Dele Alli, many expected Tottenham Hotspur to tumble down the table. However, they have won four of their last five and currently sit just five points off the pace for first place in the Premier League. Getting Son Heung-min back from the Asian Cup has been a tremendous boost, and Spurs are favored in their next league fixture, which is at home against Leicester City on Sunday.

The Foxes are without a win in their last five, and they were recently dumped out of the FA Cup by Newport. However, Leicester have been stronger than most teams in the league against the big six clubs, so this weekend fixture could be dangerous for Spurs. 

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Tottenham vs Leicester City Injury Report: Kane, Alli, Davies, Amartey, Albrighton

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Tottenham Hotspur host Leicester City in a matchup of the 2015-16 Premier League champions, and the last team that stood in the way of their 5,000-1 long shot glory. The Foxes currently sit 11th in the table, but they have been an exceedingly dangerous team for the proverbial big six clubs to play lately.

Leicester lost to Manchester United last weekend, but they battled Liverpool to a draw in the previous fixture, beat league leaders Manchester City on Boxing Day, and defeated top four side Chelsea four days prior to that. Mauricio Pochettino will certainly not be taking Leicester lightly, although Spurs do have the self-assurance of having won the reverse fixture 2-0 in early December.

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Mauricio Pochettino Should Be United Boss if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Not Appointed, Says Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer, has weighed in on who he believes should be the club’s next full time manager. Since taking over for the sacked Jose Mourinho on December 18, interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has nine wins and one draw in ten games.

United have acquired 22 points in eight league games under Solskjaer, having accrued only 26 in the 17 outings under Mourinho. Rooney believes the Norwegian, known as the “baby-faced assassin” during his playing days, deserves the chance to be the full time boss. Given the way the team in playing right now, he may indeed get his shot.

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