Losing Wanyama is a huge blow for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Victor Wanyama will be out of action for a “few weeks” with injury.

What’s wrong?

The club’s official website claims that the midfielder suffered a knee problem in training prior to the Burnley match, in which Spurs drew 1-1.

The injury was suffered almost two weeks ago, but it seems that Wanyama will have an extended spell on the sidelines.

Pochettino did not give a definitive timeline for recovery, but the 26-year-old will miss Saturday’s Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park.

Tottenham head into the game on the back of a two-match winless run.

Who can replace him?

Eric Dier is the natural option to come in for the injured Wanyama due to the England international’s ability to play in defensive midfield as well as at the back.

There is no denying that Spurs will miss Wanyama’s power in the middle of the pitch, though.

The former Southampton man has become a reliable figure in Pochettino’s team after a stellar first season at the club.

Wanyama’s ability to stand firm and break up play will be missing at Goodison Park, where pressure will be on for Spurs to get back to winning ways.

Another concerning factor is that there has not been a specific comeback date.

Tottenham are known for being vague with regards to injuries, particularly with Erik Lamela and Danny Rose, who have both been on the sidelines for lengthy spells.