Wednesday brought big bombshell news, and not in a good way, in regards to the Tottenham Hotspur roster. Team Captain and No. 1 Hugo Lloris is out injured for at least six weeks, potentially eight. According to multiple outlets, scans showed the Frenchman having sustained ligament damage during the win over Manchester City this past Sunday.
That means a major below to Spurs top four hopes. Unless Fraser Forster can bring it, and step it up, as it’s now his time to shine.
Tottenham at Leicester FYIs
Kick Off: Sat Feb 11, 2023 at 3pm UK at King Power Stadium
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Google Result Probability: Tottenham 45% Draw 27% Leicester 28%
PL Position, Form Guide: Tottenham 5th, 39 pts WWLLW Leicester 14th, 21 pts WDLLL
There is better news though, in regards to manager Antonio Conte. He went home to his native country, Italy, to have gall bladder surgery, and it was a success.
He watched the win over City from home, and he’s set to return to the training ground tomorrow, and thus, will be back in dugout on the weekend.
Elsewhere Pape Sarr is a major doubt with a hip injury while Lucas Moura moves closer to a return, as he’s overcoming his long-term tendon issue.
Finally, Cristian Romero is suspended.
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