Spurs duo could play against Burnley

Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen could make a surprise return from injury ahead of schedule in Sunday’s home game with Burnley.

Janssen had been expected to be out until the new year with an ankle injury.

However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said the Dutchman was training with the team and would be assessed, alongside Mousa Dembele.

The Belgian midfielder limped off during the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United last weekend after aggravating a recurring foot injury.

He subsequently missed the 3-0 victory over Hull on Wednesday.

“Vincent is improving a lot and we will see tomorrow if he’s available or not,” Pochettino said at a press conference on Friday.

“He’s trained with the group for the last few days and we’ll see now if he’s in condition to play.

“Mousa we need to assess tomorrow.”

But Erik Lamela, who has not played since the League Cup tie against Liverpool on 25 October, has been ruled out of the Burnley match.

The Clarets’ main selection dilemma will revolve around whether to play two up front again as they hunt their first away win of the season.

Boss Sean Dyche dropped midfielder Steven Defour for striker Andre Gray in their 1-0 loss at West Ham.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson, who has missed Burnley’s last three matches with a hamstring injury, may again be sidelined.




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