Daily Mail

Spurs trio back in time for Chelsea

- By SAMI MOKBEL and ADRIAN KAJUMBA

TOTTENHAM manager Nuno Espirito Santo’s defensive problems will be eased with the news that Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez will return to the UK in time for Sunday’s clash at home to Chelsea. Colombia’s Sanchez and Argentina pair Romero and Giovani Lo Celso have been training in Croatia with a Spurs coach to avoid having to self-isolate for 10 days upon their return from internatio­nal duty in countries on the red-list last week. The trio are due to arrive in England a day before the Chelsea game. Their return is a welcome boost for Nuno as Japhet Tanganga, who played at centre back in the 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday, is suspended following his red card at Selhurst Park. There is hope that Eric Dier will be fit to face Chelsea after he limped off with a dead leg at Palace but no guarantee. The availabili­ty of Romero and Sanchez would give Nuno options in defence, though it remains to be seen whether the Spurs boss is prepared to throw the Argentinia­n pair straight into action just a day after arriving back.

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