Tottenham Injury Worries Worsen with Alli Injury

By: SBAT Staff

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A last minute winner from Harry Winks may have sent the Tottenham fans home happy from Craven Cottage yesterday, but they could be brought down to earth over the coming days if the news about Dele Alli isn't good. The midfielder was taken off with a hamstring injury in the second half, immediately pulling up after feeling something. There is no good time for a player like Alli to be injured, but this is certainly the worst possible time for the North London club.

Spurs are already without Harry Kane until March through injury, while Moussa Sissoko is out for the next couple of weeks and Lucas Moura is still out with an injury he has had for a while now. On top of this, Son Heung-Min is currently away at the Asia Cup, and he could be gone for a month, leaving Tottenham with few options in midfield and attack. In just a few days on Thursday, Tottenham face an incredibly important cup semi final away at Chelsea, where they are defending a 1-0 lead from the first leg. Who can and cannot play that game will be vital to their chances, but it looks very likely that some unfamiliar names are going to have to come in and fill the gaps.

This is also going to affect their league fixtures too, with some big ones coming up during the time period where Kane is missing. They are currently in third, four points clear of Chelsea in fourth, but with so few attacking options, they could begin to look vulnerable. This is a test of squad character, and it is going to be a fascinating watch for fans over the next few weeks.

After the injury worries have come at the wrong time for Tottenham, they are a big price for their Carabao Cup second leg game against Chelsea. Spurs are as big as 24/5 to win that game at Stamford Bridge, while Chelsea are the strong 4/7 favourites to win the game in 90 minutes. While Tottenham don't have many striking options, they are strong defensively and a 0-0 draw would get them through to the final.