Tottenham boss Antonio Conte provides injury update on pair ahead of Old Trafford clash

Antonio Conte has issued a worrying injury update on a pair of Spurs players ahead of their trip to Old Trafford as they look to climb above Manchester United in the race for a top 4 spot come the end of the season.

The Italian revealed that he doesn’t know when Oliver Skipp will return to p[laying football, having missed the last two months with a seemingly innocuous groin injury that has failed to recover in the expected timeframe.

‘For sure I am worried because he started with a groin pain and then we are talking about two months that he [Skipp] is out’, he said ahead of the Manchester United clash.

‘I don’t have so many midfielders, there is Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Skipp and Winks, to miss for a lot of time is not simple and I have to hope not to have an injury for our midfielders. It happened, Bentancur had problems and we only had two midfielders. This is a problem, I am a bit worried, in my mind, in the mind of my players, there is the desire to come back very soon. In this moment, if you ask me a forecast about his return, I don’t have an answer.’

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte provides injury update on pair ahead of Old Trafford clash

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 05: Oliver Skipp of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 5, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Sessegnon also picks up injury

Worse still, Antonio Conte revealed that Sessegnon picked up an injury during their 5-0 demolition of Everton. The English wing-back was replaced by Sergio Reguilon at half time, and Conte confirmed that he will not play again until after the international break.

‘Bad news about Ryan Sessegnon. He had a scan and a muscular problem. Maybe we’ll see him after the international break’, he told Football.London

It is a bitter blow for a Spurs side who will need to be firing on all cylinders to get a result on Saturday.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 28 50 69
2 Liverpool FC 27 51 63
3 Chelsea FC 26 35 53
4 Arsenal FC 25 12 48
5 Manchester United 28 7 47
6 West Ham United 28 11 45
7 Tottenham Hotspur 26 8 45
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 1 40
9 Southampton FC 27 -7 35
10 Crystal Palace 28 1 33
11 Aston Villa 26 0 33
12 Leicester City 25 -3 33
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -6 33
14 Newcastle United 26 -16 28
15 Brentford FC 28 -15 27
16 Leeds United 27 -32 23
17 Everton FC 25 -18 22
18 Burnley FC 26 -14 21
19 Watford FC 27 -23 19
20 Norwich City 27 -42 17
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 12
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 10
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 10
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 9
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 9
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 9
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 9
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 9
Raphinha Leeds United 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 9
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 8
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 8


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