Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is hopeful Dele Alli will be fit to face Southampton in their FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday night (Alli 11/8 to score anytime).
Alli limped off in the second half of Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester City following a reckless tackle from Raheem Sterling.
However, the injury is not as bad as first feared and there is a chance he could face Saints. The England midfielder will be assessed before the game and Mourinho is keeping his fingers crossed.
“Not as bad (as we thought), so there is a chance,” Mourinho said. “There is a chance of him playing, so wait and see, but there is a chance.”
New signing Steven Bergwijn began his Tottenham career in style with a debut goal in the win over City but is ineligible to play because he was not registered at the time of the original tie (Tottenham 8/11, draw 13/5, Southampton 19/5 – Match Betting).
Ben Davies is back in training after recovering from an ankle injury but the game against Southampton comes too soon for him.
The left-back should be ready for Spurs’ next Premier League game after the winter break.
“He’s training with us since Monday. Of course, after (Wednesday) the boys are going to have some time (off) but not him, he has to stay and work,” Mourinho said.
Saints are likely to be without midfielder Stuart Armstrong after he picked up a hip injury in the first clash between the sides.
The winners of tonight’s replay will host Norwich City in the fifth round and be one game away from the quarter-finals (Tottenham 8/1 to win the FA Cup).