Tottenham v Leicester City injury news and return dates as ‘going well’ claim made

A look at the latest injury news and return dates concerning Tottenham ahead of this weekend’s clash with Leicester City.

Tottenham return to Premier League action this weekend when they take on Leicester City at home.

Spurs suffered a setback in the Champions League during the week, losing to Sporting CP in Portugal three points behind top spot as a result.

Antonio Conte’s men were a little rusty after seeing last week’s Premier League outing postponed, but they will return to league action this weekend.

Tottenham face Leicester at home, and they will want to keep the pressure on rivals and leaders Arsenal, who are currently just one point ahead.

Leicester have endured a very difficult season so far, currently sat bottom of the table and with just one point from six games.

The Foxes need to pick up and quickly, something Conte’s men will be aware of as they look to continue their fine start to the campaign.

Fortunately for Tottenham, they have very few injury issues to worry about at this early stage in the season.

The international break follows this game, so Conte will be hoping that remains the same for the north London derby, which is the first game back.

There is one absentee, though, and here we run you through the latest on the injury.

Lucas Moura

Moura has been out for the last six games across all competitions, struggling with a calf injury.

The Brazilian will miss the clash with Leicester, and it’s hoped he can return sometime next month.

Conte spoke about Moura ahead of the Sporting clash, confirming the wide man’s recovery is going well.

Newcastle are said to have enquired about Moura

“Only Lucas Moura is still out,” said the Spurs boss. “His recovery is going well but I think we’ll see him after the international break. The others are all available.”

That’s good news for Tottenham, who seem to have come through the Sporting clash unscathed.

Leicester injury news

Speaking ahead of this clash, Rodgers said of Leicester’s injury issues: “Dennis Praet has been out for a few days but should come back into training tomorrow (Friday). He should be okay.

“He’s had an ongoing issue with his foot. He’s trained through it, he’s tried to play through it. He’s just been off for a few days to allow that to recover.

“I saw him out on the pitches with our conditioning team (on Thursday) and he looked fine. Apart from that, everyone is okay.”

Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand are the only two confirmed absentees.