SPURS have work to do if they are to make it through to this year's Champions League quarter-final.
Timo Werner's penalty proved to be the only goal in a 1-0 RB Leipzig win in North London, which saw Dele Alli throw a strop after being substituted.
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Rio Ferdinand has said Tottenham must make room for Tanguy Ndombele in their midfield going forward.
The former Manchester United defender and TV pundit wants to see Spurs employ a three-man midfield.
Ndombele came on in the second half against Red Bull Leipzig but could not stop Spurs slipping to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg of their Last 16 Champions League clash at the new stadium.
Ferdinand told BT Sport: “When we saw Ndombele I think he’s someone they need to try get a place in the team, they had the opportunity to play three in midfield because they are going to get outnumbered week in week out playing two in there.”
Chelsea have been handed a huge injury boost for their game against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The Athletic claim that Andreas Christensen is in contention to play at the weekend after jetting out to Milan to see a specialist and that the 23-year old will wear a protective mask.
Demba Ba, Ramires, Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas are all former Chelsea stars to have been sported a mask in the past and the report suggests that the Danish international has declared himself fit.
Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Fikayo Tomori are also in contention to start against Spurs on the weekend.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho took the decision to substitute Delli Alli just after the hour mark last night in their Champions League last 16 tie against RB Leipzig. The midfielder reacted to Jose's decision by throwing his toys out the pram as he threw a water bottle and smashed his boots into the ground.
Mourinho backed his decision to sub Alli off and believes the player acted the way he did due to his poor performance.
Mourinho said: “I think he was angry with his performance, not me.
“I think he understands why I took him off – and the team improved.”
In case you didn't see Dele Alli's eruption last night as he was subbed off for Erik Lamela – here it is.
A must see as problems become more prominent at Spurs.
Spurs ace Steven Bergwijn is facing a driving ban after being caught doing 91mph in a built-up area.
The 22-year-old could also reportedly face further sanctions after the Dutch forward – and his lawyer – failed to appear in court on Thursday morning.
According to news outlet VoetbalPrimeur.nl the former Ajax youth star was caught by speed cameras travelling at 91mph on August 9 at 3.30am.
The incident happened merely hours after Bergwijn netted the only goal of the game in PSV’s Europa League qualifying win against FK Haugesund in Norway.
The limits on the Boschdijk road in Eindhoven vary between 31mph and 43mph.
It has now been claimed that the judge adjourned the case to a later date.
Tottenham signed Bergwijn in January but despite a bright start to his North London career he could not prevent Spurs losing 1-0 at home to Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League last night and now it appears he may be in hot water with the authorities…
DENYING THE ODDS
Jamie Carragher has told ‘ViaSport’ that he wasn’t confident that Steve Bergwijn would settle in the Premier League – however has admitted he’s seen signs of progress from the winger.
The winger scored on his debut and showed glimpses of quality last night, despite the loss, and Carragher has heaped praise on the Dutch winger: “There is no doubt about it, he’s made a brilliant start,” Carragher said. “The goal he scored against Manchester City was a fantastic moment.
“Normally Dutch players you’re not quite sure how they’ll play in the Premier League.
“We’ve had some fantastic players, but also some real flops and can’t make that jump from the Eredivisie to the Premier League, but he’s made a decent start.
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