Ange Postecoglou gives injury update on Tottenham Hotspur’s Destiny Udogie for Chelsea clash
Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou hasn’t ruled out Destiny Udogie for the Premier League clash against Chelsea on Monday night (6 November).
The Italian left-back has been a revelation this season since he joined Tottenham after his loan spell at Udinese. Antonio Conte oversaw his signing in 2022 but never got to use him at Spurs.
Ange Postecoglou has made the most of the 20-year-old Italy international. He has been a formidable presence for us down the left-hand side, especially going forward.
His stamina and speed are two other assets that enable him to make recovery runs in defence throughout the 90 minutes. Udogie is truly one of the surprise packages of the season.
Udogie fit for Chelsea?
And that is why fans were even more worried when he was left out of Spurs’ team in our 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Before that, he was taken off around the hour mark in the 2-0 win against Chelsea.
Ahead of the game against Chelsea, Postecoglou was asked to give an update on Udogie. He replied, via Football.London:
“Destiny is still working his way through it – we haven’t ruled him out [of the Chelsea game] yet – obviously we’ve still got a few days up our sleeves. That’s probably 50-50 at this stage as to whether he’ll be available. Everyone else is ok apart from the long-term ones.”
Ben Davies is also a huge doubt for the game, so it remains to be seen what Postecoglou does here. Ange says the Welshman is a ‘touch and go‘ for the game. So, then, Emerson Royal at left-back?
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Hopefully, Postecoglou is playing his cards close to his chest with his statements and is not giving anything away to keep Chelsea guessing. Even if he doesn’t start, Udogie’s presence on the bench at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be an encouraging sign.