Spurs look to have been handed a huge boost ahead of Saturday’s clash with Leeds after Jose Mourinho confirmed in his pre-match conference that both Carlos Vinicius and Lucas Moura would be fit to face Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Both Brazilians have been missing of late through injury but it seems as if they could be in with a chance of appearing against the Yorkshire outfit in Saturday’s early kick-off.
Spurs are without a win in their last four Premier League games, whereas Leeds were superb in their 5-0 win against West Brom last time out, so it is definitely going to be a tricky game for the Lilywhites.
Recently we have seen Steven Bergwijn play in the front three alongside Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane, although with the Dutchman having failed to contribute a goal or an assist in his 10 top-flight appearances this season, Mourinho will surely be glad to welcome back Moura, especially with fellow winger Gareth Bale also sidelined with injury.
The former PSG man has struggled with his performances in the Premier League this season, averaging a disappointing 6.30 rating, although his performances in the Europa League have been excellent, as he has earned a superb 7.40 average rating in that competition.
Therefore, it seems as if Mourinho has a huge decision to make ahead of Saturday’s game, as to whether Moura or Bergwijn start on the right-hand side.
Considering the way Leeds attack in numbers, the Portuguese boss might go with Moura as he is more adept at tracking back and contributing defensively, although Bergwijn’s pace could be useful to exploit Bielsa’s side on the counter-attack.
Whoever Mourinho selects, it seems clear that they will be in for a tough game against Leeds, as they continue to impress following their promotion from the Championship but if Spurs have title aspirations, these are the sorts of games they need to be winning.
And, in other news… Spurs must cash in on £22.5m-rated “liability” amid Pochettino interest