Evening Standard football journalist Dan Kilpatrick has taken to Twitter to provide an update on the involvement of three Tottenham Hotspur players ahead of this afternoon’s match against West Ham United, as reports the SpursWeb.
Kilpatrick has claimed that he understands that Gareth Bale is set to start the match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the bench.
The Welshman has yet to make an appearance during his second spell with the club after he suffered a knee issue on international duty prior to sealing his season long loan switch.
It is also reported that Eric Dier will miss the match completely, the central defender suffered a slight hamstring issue while on duty with England for the recent UEFA Nations League matches which saw him sit out the defeat to Denmark.
Dele Alli, who has struggled to hold a place in Jose Mourinho’s match day squad this season is expected to miss out once again.
#thfc Understand Bale set to start on the bench vs West Ham. Also not expecting Dele or Dier to be involved, Mourinho saying the latter was a doubt yesterday.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) October 18, 2020