Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, Carabao Cup fourth round

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, Carabao Cup fourth round

The week is topped off by a trip to Mourinho's last club, Manchester United, for a Premier League clash on Sunday.

They are the first English team in Europe this season because they have had to come through two rounds of qualifiers to reach the play-off, the round before the group stages.

Despite Mourinho insisting he will rotate his squad for the Chelsea match, Alli has still not made it into his manager's plans.

"Chelsea played Saturday, they have Sunday and Monday (off) then they play Tuesday and then they play again on the weekend".

Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United on Sunday after a controversial handball decision but a bigger worry for Mourinho was losing South Korean forward Son Heung-min to a hamstring injury at half-time. The former coach further added, "I think what Jose knows is that Dele Alli at his very best is a goalscoring machine and when they get him back to his best - and he will come through, he's only a young lad that's not hit his peak - he'll come through it without a doubt".

Alli has seen himself fall down the Spurs pecking order in recent weeks, failing to even make the bench for wins over Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Southampton before starting and playing an hour in Thursday's win at Shkendija.

Tottenham already avoided the same fixture pattern last week after their third round Carabao Cup game at Leyton Orient was called off following a number of positive Covid-19 tests among the ranks of the Sky Bet League Two club.

'More (injuries) will come.

Another rebuild isn't ideal for top players who invested a long portion of their career into getting Spurs into that position in the first place, says Hoddle, and the likes of England captain Harry Kane could be set for departures if 2020/21 doesn't yield trophies. I have total sympathy for them.

"One thing about Arsenal is I think they're lacking goals from central midfield areas, so I think he could tick that box especially". I don't think they did anything wrong.

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