December 23, 2023

Giovani Lo Celso, Brennan Johnson, and Ashley Phillips are back and eligible for selection, according to Ange Postecoglou, giving Tottenham a boost ahead of their match against Everton.


Following the Newcastle match, Lo Celso sustained an injury that prevented him from playing against Nottingham Forest.


Brennan Johnson, meanwhile, was substituted out of the game in the first half after suffering a serious head injury against his old team. Fortunately, it was only a cut on his forehead and he will be back for the game this coming Saturday.


Ashley Phillips, a youthful defender that Spurs acquired from Blackburn in the summer, sustained an injury in November while playing for the England U18s abroad.


Speaking prior to the Everton match, Ange Postecoglou affirmed that all three players will be available for selection this next weekend.


Regarding the most recent team news, he stated (via Football London):


“Gio has returned. He’s alright. Except for the boys who are suspended, nobody from last week will be absent tomorrow. Gio has been trained for the past few days and is available; everyone else is well. Ashley Phillips is accessible as well.


Phillips return will come as a boost for Ange who is currently short of centre-back options at his disposal. The young defender could be given an opportunity to be involved with the first-team in the absence of Micky van de Ven.


While Lo Celso’s return would allow Ange to use Kulusevski in attack if needed. The Swede has started the last two games as the number 10 and has been outstanding. But in the absence of Maddison, Lo Celso’s has impressed Ange in the attacking midfield role and his presence is a boost to the squad as well.

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