Christian Eriksen could have chronic abdominal problem, says Hareide

Denmark manager Åge Hareide has suggested that Christian Eriksen’s stomach problem could be a chronic condition in what would be a major blow to an already injury-hit Tottenham Hotspur squad. The 26-year-old has not played since his club’s 2-1 Premier League win at Brighton on 22 September. Spurs had expected Eriksen to return after the international break this week but Hareide said it was unlikely the midfielder would travel for the Nations League match against Ireland on Saturday. “Christian has an abdominal problem … Such an injury can be chronic,…

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Champions League: Pochettino accuses media of ‘disrespect’ after Inter loss

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino angrily accused journalists of disrespecting his players on Tuesday after his team opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 loss at Inter Milan. Tottenham were winning 1-0 through Christian Eriksen after a performance Pochettino described as probably their best of the season, only for Mauro Icardi to equalise with an unstoppable 25-metre volley with five minutes left before Matías Vecino headed in a stoppage-time winner following a corner. Pochettino then lost his temper when asked about his decision to rest defenders Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld. “You disrespect the players…

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Hugo Lloris handed ban and £50,000 fine for drink-driving charge

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has been fined £50,000, plus costs and a victim surcharge, and banned from driving for 20 months after appearing at Westminster magistrates’ court on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Frenchman caught police attention when he was spotted “veering” across Gloucester Place in central London in a new Porsche Panamera, doing 15mph in a 30mph zone, and going through a red light in the early hours of 24 August. Westminster magistrates’ court heard officers spotted vomit in the car, which was carrying an unnamed passenger, while Lloris, of East Finchley in…

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Chelsea coach continues attack on Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris

Chelsea coach Christophe Lollichon believes those who praise Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris “live in a dream world” as he continued his criticism of the World Cup winner. Lollichon hit out at Lloris last week, claiming that Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was far superior. Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach has since reiterated his belief that Lloris is not at the elite level many claim he is. “People live in a dream world when it comes to Lloris a bit too much, but for me Areola is above,” he told Le Figaro. “Against Germany, he…

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Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen expects new Spurs deal

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen expects the club to extend his contract until 2020. The Belgium centre-back’s contract expires at the end of the campaign. Vertonghen, who arrived at Spurs from Ajax in 2012, was linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the off-season. But Vertonghen has revealed he expected Tottenham to extend his deal. “My contract is expiring at the end of the season, but Tottenham have an option to extend it with one year,” Vertonghen said. “I think they will take up the option. We’ll see what happens.”…

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South Korea reach Asian Games final to boost Son’s hopes of military exemption

South Korea defeated Vietnam 3-1 to reach the final of the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia to boost Son Heung-min’s chances of avoiding compulsory military service. Under South Korean law all men have to carry out 21 months of military service before the age of 28 and the Tottenham winger, who is 26, had been running out of time. However, an Olympic medal earns sportsmen an exemption, as does winning the Asian Games. So if South Korea, the defending champions, can beat either Japan or United Arab Emirates in Saturday’s final,…

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Fenerbahce deny making move for Tottenham’s Sissoko

Fenerbahce have denied reports linking them with a move for Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko. Reports in British and French media in the past few days have claimed the Turkish club have been attempting to sign the midfielder on loan. The French international was not in Spurs’ squad for Monday’s 3-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. “In the public opinion, the news that we are attempting to transfer Moussa Sissoko … does not reflect the truth,” Fenerbahce said in a statement. “Regarding a transfer of Moussa Sissoko to our club,…

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris charged with drink-driving

Tottenham Hotspur captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was arrested in central London on Friday morning and charged with drunken driving after failing a roadside breathalyser test, police said. Lloris, 31, was stopped at around 2:20 a.m. and was taken to Charing Cross police station, where he was formally charged before being released on bail. According to the Metropolitan Police, Lloris is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Sept. 11. The goalkeeper joined Tottenham in 2012 and has started both of their Premier League games this season after winning…

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Who will win the Premier League 2018/19?

The FIFA World Cup is over, and now it’s time for some good-old club football. The Premier League 2018-19 season kicks off with Leicester City’s trip to Manchester United on 11th August. Football fans are eagerly waiting for the real action to begin and to see their favourite clubs fight it out for the Premier League trophy. It makes for an interesting season, and we expect a very interesting battle for the league and for top four places. Here’s a glimpse at top contenders and their chances of winning the…

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Do Tottenham Stick or Twist?

The conclusion of the World Cup was just a few days ago, but there is no rest for the wicked as the prospect of the 2018/19 Premier League season looms large. The first ball will be kicked on Saturday August 11thas Newcastle take on Tottenham at St James Park, however before the campaign gets underway there will be something of a sense of urgency in the preparations of English clubs. The reason being is that the domestic transfer window no longer closes at the end of August, instead it shuts…

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Five reasons to love this England team

It’s been easy to feel fatigued following England in recent years. Whether it’s the slightly cheesy ‘car flags and bunting’ that surrounds a tournament or the predictably poor performances in big games, many fans have fallen out of the love with the national team a bit in recent years. Most prefer club to country. So, it’ll be more of the same this time, right? I mean, if I gave you £20 and told you to name the finalist with williamhill.com then it’s unlikely that you’d put your cash on the…

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Fred, Alderweireld and Dalot – Manchester United make serious moves in the market

Manchester United are yet to make a signing in the transfer market, but it doesn’t mean they are not actively looking for targets in the market. The Red Devils are expected to make some serious acquisitions this summer, and they have been linked with a number of names in the recent weeks. A move for Fred close? Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred is one player who has been linked with United for quite some time. Neighbours Manchester City have also been linked with the Brazilian, but it appears he will be…

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Report: Manchester United face dilemma over top-defensive target

Multiple reports have claimed Manchester United are very keen on signing Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer. However, according to the latest report from the Daily Mirror, United are faced with a great financial dilemma over acquiring their top defensive target. The report claims that both clubs have opened negotiations for the Belgian centre-back, and Spurs have slapped a price tag of £75m on their player. Alderweireld has only two years left in his deal with the North London side, and he has failed to reach an agreement over a…

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Mourinho looks for Premier League experience and more Manchester United news

If the latest transfer rumours are to be believed, Manchester United are planning to raid more than one of their Premier League rivals, this transfer window. According to the report from the Evening Standard, United are confident of signing Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld this summer. The Belgian has reportedly refused to sign a new deal with Spurs, and it is believed that the North London side would consider selling him this summer. The Red Devils are willing to spend more than £40million on the 29-year-old. Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Leicester City – Betting Tips and Predictions

Tottenham secured a top-four finish with a 1-0 home win over Newcastle United on Wednesday. Manager Mauricio Pochettino can now afford to rest some of the tired legs for the season-ending game with Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Spurs currently sit in the third spot with 74 points, and a win on Sunday will see them finishing in the same spot. The North London side failed to win any silverware for yet another season, but a top-four finish should be considered a success for Pochettino and his players.…

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Tottenham vs Newcastle United – Betting Tips and Predictions

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Tottenham find themselves in a bit of a pickle as they prepare to host Newcastle United at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday. Following a shock 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Spurs are placed in the fourth spot with 71 points. Chelsea are only a couple of points behind them in the league table. Spurs do have an advantage over the Blues due to a better goal difference, but they must collect at least four points from their last two games. This shouldn’t be a problem for Mauricio Pochettino’s…

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West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Betting Tips and Predictions

West Bromwich Albion have surprised everyone with their resurgence in the recent weeks, but it has come too late in the season. The Baggies face Tottenham at the Hawthorns on Saturday, and even a win might not be enough to save them on Saturday. After struggling for most of the season, the Baggies have looked like a totally different side in recent weeks under new boss Darren Moore. West Brom are undefeated in their last four games, and this run includes a win at Manchester United and a home draw…

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Tottenham vs Watford – Betting Tips and Predictions

Tottenham are without a win in their last three games, but they still remain in a strong position to finish in the top four in the league. They can take another huge step towards securing Champions League football for another season with a win against Watford at the Wembley Stadium on Monday night. Spurs occupy the fourth spot in the table with 68 points, and they only have a two-point lead on Chelsea. However, they have a game in hand on the Blues, and a win on the Hornets will…

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Manchester United vs Tottenham – Betting Tips and Predictions

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Manchester United and Tottenham will lock horns in the FA Cup semi-final at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The cup competition represents the only silverware hope for both sides, so we back them to present an exciting encounter. United come into the tie following a 2-0 league win at Bournemouth. It was a welcome return to form for Jose Mourinho’s side after the shock 1-0 home defeat to bottom-side West Bromwich. United are almost guaranteed to finish in the top-four in the league, and their only remaining concern is to…

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Tottenham reignite interest in Premier League star, target Ligue 1 full-back and more

Tottenham appeared to have reignited their interest in Leicester City star Demarai Gray. Spurs unsuccessfully attempted to sign the youngster last summer, and according to ESPN, they plan to go back for him this summer. The 21-year-old, who is also the captain of England U21 side, is considered one of the best English talents in his age group. In the past, he has also been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. Gray has made a remarkable leap in his progress this season and has established himself as a…

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Brighton and Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur – Betting Tips and Predictions

Brighton and Hove Albion are not yet out of danger, and their task won’t get any easier in the coming weeks. The Seagulls are set to play five clubs from top seven in their remaining games, and this difficult run will begin with Tottenham’s visit to Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening. Brighton are placed 13th in the league table with 35 points, which gives them a seven-point buffer on bottom three sides. In their last game, they suffered a 3-2 defeat at Crystal Palace. Another three points should secure Brighton’s…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City – Betting Tips and Predictions

Manchester City are in a desperate need of a respite, but Tottenham could make things worse for them on Saturday. The Citizens were expected to wrap up their league title against Manchester United last week, but that didn’t happen as they lost 3-2 at home. Spurs will obviously have no sympathies for Pep Guardiola’s side, and they will be keen to elongate City’s wait when they visit Wembley Stadium this week. During the midweek, City bowed out to Liverpool in Champions League, and it can be said that last couple…

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Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur – Betting Tips and Predictions

Time is running out for Stoke City in their battle for survival this season, and we don’t see a turnaround in their fortunes this week. Relegation-favourites Stoke City will host high-flying Tottenham Hotspur at Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The Potters are without a win in their last eight games and have lost last three on the bounce. On Saturday, they lost 3-0 at Arsenal, and we don’t see their losing run coming to an end this week. As things stand, Stoke find themselves in the 19th spot with 27 points.…

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Tottenham receive huge boost ahead of Chelsea clash

Tottenham have received a huge injury boost ahead of their all-important London derby with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. According to the latest murmurs on Twitter, star striker Harry Kane is expected to feature in Spurs’ matchday squad on Sunday. The England international had suffered a ligament injury in the league win over Bournemouth on March 11, and he was expected to be ruled out until mid-April. However, Alasdair Gold, Spurs correspondent for football.london, has claimed that Kane has made a quick recovery, and he is in the matchday…

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Chelsea vs Tottenham – Betting Tips and Predictions

In arguably the most important Premier League fixture this weekend, Chelsea will play hosts to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues have slipped out of the top-four in the recent weeks, and this is a must-win game for them if they want Champions League football next season. After back-to-back defeats to Manchester clubs in the league, Chelsea got back to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace. Prior to the international break, the Blues also confirmed their spot in FA Cup last-four with an extra-time…

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