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Chelsea won’t have this star ready for Carabao Cup clash against Tottenham

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Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain

Tottenham fave some issues on who will lead the line against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg, however, the Blues will be without Gonzalo Higuain, according to Sky Italia (h/t Calciomercato).

The Argentine is expected to complete a loan move from AC Milan pretty soon, but the report claims that the 31-year-old will not be registered in time to face Tottenham.

Chelsea’s forwards have struggled for goals this season, and Higuain could be the answer given his experience of playing under Maurizio Sarri.

The 31-year-old was on loan from Juventus to Milan, and the deal has been cut short to send him to the Blues.

This should give Spurs a bit of a boost given we are without Harry Kane and Dele Alli. The pair will be out will March, and it will be interesting to see if we stick with Fernando Llorente as our striker.

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Harry Kane was injured in Tottenham’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United

The Spaniard scored an own goal and generally struggled in the win over Fulham. We could see Kazaiah Sterling get some minutes while Lucas Moura is fighting to be fit for the game.

Tottenham hold a slender 1-0 lead after the first leg and that could be enough to see us through. Chelsea have struggled to score tons of goals under Sarri and their most recent game was a 2-0 loss to Arsenal. The Blues have scored just three goals in their last four Premier League games.

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It won’t be easy getting one over Chelsea at their own patch, but we should have the confidence of getting the job done, even without some of our top stars.

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Mourinho unsure about making January additions to this position at Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho not keen on making defensive additions in January transfer window

Jose Mourinho’s time at Tottenham started off well with three wins on the spin. However, the new boss was brought down to earth after a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Spurs weren’t at their best at Old Trafford, but we did see a great goal from Dele Alli. The problem for the team since Mourinho’s arrival has been the poor defending.

We have conceded two goals in every game under the Portuguese, and Mourinho was asked about the defence during the press conference ahead of the Burnley game.

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Dele Alli found the back of the net against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty)

The boss was asked if the defence could be fixed or improved with signings in January, but Mourinho wasn’t sure that new players would fix things (h/t Football.london):

“It’s not the defence. It’s the defensive process which is a different thing. When we speak about defence we speak about keepers, centre-backs, the mistakes you make at the back.”

The manager added that he didn’t pinpoint individuals and claimed fixing the defence is a process:

“I don’t look at individuals but the defensive process, and that belongs to 11 players on the pitch. It is in our organisation that we have to resolve our problems, not about one players, or signings. It’s a process.”

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Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham need to get back to winning ways

Spurs had closed the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea after winning two games in the league, however, we sit nine points behind the Blues now.

We have to finish in the top four and play in the Champions League next season. Mourinho can improve the side in January, and it will be interesting to see what moves he can make.

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Spurs aren’t known for spending big in the winter window and the boss has some tough decisions to make regarding our playing staff.

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Dutch international midfielder to snub Tottenham in favour of La Liga giants

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Donny van de Beek to snub Tottenham in favour of Real Madrid

Netherlands international Donny van de Beek prefers a move to Real Madrid over Tottenham, according to De Telegraaf (h/t Express).

The 22-year-old has been in great form since the last season and helped them reach the Champions League semis.

Van de Beek has been in good touch this season too. The midfielder has 11 goals and five assists in all competitions for Ajax.

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Donny van de Beek has been excellent for Ajax over the past 18 months (Image credit: AFP)

Spurs could have done with a quality midfielder joining, especially with Christian Eriksen on the final year of his contract.

However, Van de Beek’s representatives have hinted that the Dutchman wants a move to Real over Spurs (h/t Express).

Real made an offer of €50million in the previous window but the midfielder remained at the Dutch giants (h/t Express).

The La Liga giants are set to offer €55m in hopes of landing him (h/t Express). Ajax have seen several talents leave after the previous campaign, and it will be interesting to see what happens with Van de Beek.

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Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager (Image credit: Getty)

Tottenham’s summer plans will be important

Jose Mourinho has a tough job on hand to revitalise Tottenham in the summer window.

There are some players leaving on a free while a few have been average for a while. The new manager suffered his first defeat since taking over recently.

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Spurs were beaten by Manchester United, and it will be interesting to see if there are any moves planned in January.

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Premier League rivals could move for this Tottenham midfielder in January

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Manchester United could move for Christian Eriksen in January window

Manchester United could move for Tottenham star Christian Eriksen in the January window, according to the Mirror (h/t Daily Star).

The Dane is a free agent in the summer and can speak with foreign clubs in the winter window.

The report claims that United moved for the Dane at the start of this season but he wasn’t keen on joining them.

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Christian Eriksen after his miss against Colchester in the Carabao Cup (Image credit: Getty)

Atletico Madrid and Juventus are keen on landing him on a free (h/t Daily Star) and it will be interesting to see what happens with him in the coming weeks.

United would have to part with a fee to sign him in January, however, they could save up and land him for nothing in the summer.

The Dane hasn’t featured much under Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese took over. Dele Alli has done a great job in the midfield and was on target again with a sumptuous goal against Manchester United.

It still came in a losing cause, and this was the Portuguese manager’s first loss since taking over at Spurs.

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Dele Alli found the back of the net against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty)

Spurs should sell Eriksen in January

The Dane doesn’t seem to be part of our plans at the moment, and it would be better to sell him in January than keep him till the end of the season.

We could make some money off the 27-year-old but selling him to a Premier League rival should be off the cards.

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Spurs cannot strengthen their rivals as we have done in the past. Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick are previous examples of us selling to Manchester United.

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Mourinho only convinced by one defender since taking over at Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho only convinced by Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham’s defenders

Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat as Tottenham manager at the hands of Manchester United.

Losing any game is tough for the boss to take, but getting beat by a former club is even tougher to take.

Our defence was at fault again as we conceded two poor goals, one being a penalty, and there have been some questions on our back four.

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Jose Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham manager (Image credit: Getty)

We have conceded a couple of goals in every game under Mourinho, and the Independent claims that he is only keen on Toby Alderweireld remaining at the club from the defence (h/t Sun).

The Belgian is a free agent in the summer and he hasn’t agreed on a new deal yet. Jan Vertonghen is another who is a free agent in the summer.

The report goes on to say that Mourinho isn’t convinced with Davinson Sanchez too.

The former Manchester United boss even targeted the ex-Ajax centre-back in the Europa League final in 2017 (h/t Sun).

Big decisions coming up from Mourinho

Mourinho has some big decisions to make in the summer window with several players out of contracts.

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Toby Aldeweireld is a free agent in the summer (Image credit: Getty)

Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen are free agents, and it will be interesting to see what his plans are for the defence.

Serge Aurier, Danny Rose and Sanchez have all struggled this season. However, making wholesale changes to the back four won’t be cheap.

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Juan Foyth is also present in the team, but the Argentine hasn’t featured much under the Portuguese.

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