Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou has delivered an injury update on James Maddison and Micky van de Van following Monday night’s defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League.
Spurs took an early lead through Dejan Kulusevski, but the Blues won 4-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to a penalty from Cole Palmer and hat-trick by Nicolas Jackson.
It was a nightmare evening for the hosts, who saw their unbeaten start to the campaign ended by their London rivals, as Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie were sent off during the match. The Argentine will miss games against Wolves, Aston Villa and Man City after committing serious foul play, while Udogie will sit out the next game after picking up two bookings.
Spurs lost two more key players in the first-half after Maddison, who was seen clutching his ankle, and Van de Ven were substituted. The Dutch centre-back pulled up while chasing the ball.
“[Maddison] got a knock on the ankle,” Postecoglou confirmed in his post-match press conference. “We were down one man already. It made sense to make a couple of changes at that point.”
The Australian was unable to shed any clarity on the extent of Van de Ven’s injury, but the defender is looking at a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
“It’s too early,” he said. “With Micky it’s a pretty significant one.”
Tottenham are very light in defence heading into this weekend’s clash with Wolves at Molineux, with Ben Davies, Ivan Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon all sidelined due to injury.
Manor Solomon is also recovering from a meniscus injury he suffered in training last month.