Will Destiny Udoji (20, Tottenham Hotspur) be back on the field in the London derby against Chelsea?
Tottenham Hotspur will host Chelsea in the 11th round of the 2023-24 Premier League (PL) season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, on July 7 at 5 p.m. ET. Tottenham is in first place with eight wins and two draws (26 points), while Chelsea is 11th with three wins, three draws and four losses (12 points).레모나토토
After suffering injuries to Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic, Tottenham recently suffered another injury: the departure of Udoh, their primary option at left wingback. Udoji was taken off midway through the second half against Fulham in Round 9 and was subsequently ruled out of the Crystal Palace game in Round 10. Ben Davies and Emerson Royal alternated at left-back against Palace.
Udoji’s fitness was highlighted ahead of the London derby with Chelsea. It was also mentioned in the pre-match press conference. “We haven’t ruled out Udoji for the Chelsea game yet,” said manager Enze Postecoglou. There are still a few more days and he is recovering. At the moment, his chances of playing are 50-50. Apart from the long-term injuries, all the other players are fine.”
Furthermore, Paul O’Keefe, who is well versed in Tottenham’s internal news, said on the 3rd: “Udoji’s injury is ankle ligaments. It’s been eight days now, and if it’s a minor problem, it usually takes about two weeks to recover. His availability for the Chelsea game is uncertain.” Postecoglou said it’s 50/50.”
As such, Udoji’s status is still unknown and we won’t know until the day before the game. If Udoji is unable to play, Davies or Emerson will likely take over as usual.
Meanwhile, opponents Chelsea have gotten off to a slow start. They’ve only managed to pick up three points through 10 rounds. In their last game, they lost 0-2 to Brentford. Normally, they’d be a very tricky opponent, but now they’re coming at a good time to continue their winning streak.
But we can’t let our guard down. They have Mauricio Pochettino, who knows Tottenham very well, as their nemesis. Pochettino is the man who brought Son Heung-min to Spurs, so expect him to be fully prepared.