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Spurs duo ruled out for the rest of the season after north London derby injuries



Ange Postecoglou has some issues to deal with before facing Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Ange Postecoglou has confirmed that Tottenham will be without Ben Davies and Timo Werner for the remainder of the season after the pair picked up injuries in the north London derby.

Spurs have had to deal with a host of issues this season and recently lost Destiny Udogie to a left quadricep injury which required surgery and will also keep him out of the Euros.

Davies came in to replace Udogie in Sunday’s 3-2 defeat against Arsenal and largely performed well, winning a penalty for the side in the second half, but he was withdrawn in the 87th minute.

Spurs also lost Werner after just half-an-hour of the match, with the German tweaking his hamstring before limping off the pitch to be replaced by Brennan Johnson.

Tottenham have a gruelling run of games to end the season, with back-to-back away matches against Chelsea and Liverpool over the next four days, and Postecoglou will once again need to tweak his line-up.

The Australian has revealed that both Werner and Davies are unlikely to play any part in Spurs’ five remaining Premier League games due to their injuries, though, in better news, Oliver Skipp will return to the squad.

‘Unfortunately we’ve had a couple of issues out of the last game,’ explained Postecoglou ahead of his side’s trip to Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.

Davies picked up a calf issue in the defeat to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

‘Timo has a hamstring [injury] so he’ll miss the rest of the season – obviously only three weeks to go, so he won’t be back.

‘And unfortunately Ben Davies picked up a calf injury which will probably rule him out for the rest of the games as well.

‘Apart from that, everyone else is OK and Skippy should be back for tomorrow night as well.’

With Davies out for the remainder of the season, and Udogie also sidelined, Postecoglou has a couple of options up his sleeve for the left-back role.

Emerson Royal has played there in the past, while Micky van de Ven could also be an option at full-back with Radu Dragusin coming in at centre-back.

On the left wing, skipper Son Heung-min could return to his more familiar role with Richarlison lining up through the middle, though Johnson is also an option.

Postecoglou could even take a gamble on 16-year-old winger Mikey Moore, who has been training with the first team recently after shining for the Under-18s.

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