Son Heung-min, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier: Tottenham injury news ahead of Chelsea clash

By Bobby Vincent

Tottenham have it all to do if they are to reach this season's Carabao Cup final.

Spurs are trailing 2-0 going into this evening's semi-final second-leg with Chelsea after a disappointing display at Stamford Bridge last week, after goals from Kai Havertz and an own goal from Ben Davies gave the hosts the two-goal advantage.

Antonio Conte will be looking to defy all the odds against his former club, but he is set to be missing a few star players for the showdown at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

So, with all that in mind, football.london rounds up the very latest Tottenham-related injury news ahead of this evening's clash.

Son Heung-min

Son was taken off in last week's first-leg defeat to Chelsea, but at the time, Conte was not aware of an issue with the South Korea international.

However, the following day, Son was in some discomfort and after a scan, he is now set to be missing for the remainder of the month through injury.

Conte said this on the Tottenham attacker last week: "It was a strange situation because against Chelsea I made two substitutions together, Lucas and Son but not for injury. (It was) to give them some rest.

"Then the day after he felt a bit of pain in his muscle, in his leg, and he had a scan. Now we're able to make the right evaluation from the doctor.

Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) (Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

"He has an injury. I don't know but probably they could stay without training session until the end of this cycle, before the international break."

Cristian Romero

Romero has been absent for Tottenham since suffering an injury during the most recent international break when representing Argentina.

While he looks set to miss this evening's cup tie, the 23-year-old is making good progress, Conte confirmed in his press conference on Tuesday.

He said: "We are talking about another player that is very close to coming back. Today, Cristian had a little part of a training session with us. He is very close to coming back.

"We’re talking about another important player for us. We lost him for almost two months and I think we faced this situation in the best possible way. Cristian for sure is an important player for us."

Eric Dier

Dier missed Tottenham's FA Cup third round victory over Morecambe over the weekend and Conte confirmed on Tuesday that he is doubtful for tonight.

Conte, when asked if Dier would be absent this evening, said: "Yeah, but I don't want to speak about the names. A couple of injuries that they are very close, very close to start to play again, but it's better not to take a stupid risk for the game tomorrow because we risk losing players for a long time."

Steven Bergwijn

The Netherlands international has not played for Spurs since their Boxing Day victory over Crystal Palace because of a calf injury.

Conte did not mention Bergwijn in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, with the indications being that he will not be available for the semi-final second-leg.


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