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Was it not a good game to play Zeki Fryers?

9:46 am
An easy 3-0 victory last night but three injuries against poor opposition begs the question why other fringe players weren't given a game. Surely this would have been a good game along with the Carling Cup on Tuesday to give someone like Zeki Fryers a run out and rest Danny Rose.

None of the injuries seem serious but they could have been avoided, Rose may be out for a week or more, will he be OK for Chelsea? With Younis Kaboul coming back from a long term injury another injury is always a possibility and supporters are expecting too much too soon from him. He has to learn the system and get match fit which leaves Dawson and Vertonghen as first choice with Chiriches as back-up and none of us have seen him play yet so opinions on him will have to wait.

Presumably at the weekend Kyle Naughton will play at left-back, Vertonghen could of course but do we want to disturb the central defensive partnership that has conceded only one goal.

AVB's injury updates

Dembele was carried off after a kick on the ankle that didn't look bad but he was obviously in pain. Having played football and been kicked a lot myself my ankles are now very sensitive to the slightest knock and are painful. Perhaps he has ankles like mine that feel the pain.

Andre Villas-Boas on Mousa Dembele - "Dembele should be okay. He felt a lot of pain when he was brought down, but now he's steady."

Mousa Dembele knee joint injuryYounis Kaboul hobbled off with 5 minutes to go almost unnoticed as everyone was celebrating Christian Eriksen's late goal leaving Spurs to play the remainder of the game with 10 men. Vertonghen moved to centre-back, Naughton to left full-back and Paulinho to right-back.

Nacer Cadli has had an abductor muscle problem and that has kept him out for around 2 weeks so he won't play in the League Cup he would have expected to figure in on Tuesday and it may be touch and go whether he makes the next Europa League game on Thursday 3rd October.

Younes Kaboul thigh muscle injuryAndre Villas-Boas on Younis Kaboul - "Younes felt muscle tightness in his abductor and we decided to take him off. He was struggling but he didn't rupture anything. He sustained an abductor muscle (top group of muscles on the thigh) problem.

Danny Rose grimaced when he was tackled and pulled up as soon and he tried to sprint, we'll have to wait until later today or tomorrow to know more about his situation but it does leave us looking a little stretched with untried back-ups.

Andre Villas-Boas on Danny Rose - "We have to be a little bit more careful with Danny Rose. We hope it's not serious. We have to give him one night to see the reaction of his ankle. He is in doubt for Sunday but he should be okay."

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AVB on Chiriches, Lennon, Chadli & Lamela

10:37 am
News from the injury front ahead of tonights Europa League tie against Tromso at The Lane, which you can see on ITV4, is that Etienne Capoue is obviously still out with his ankle injury, Lennon will be out maybe for another couple of weeks and we are still waiting on the paperwork for Vlad Chiriches.

Andre Villas-Boas on Vlad Chiriches: “We are expecting [the paperwork] anytime soon, it could have even arrived today [yesterday], but it hasn’t and he’s not going to be involved.

“I think for Bulgaria and Romania the process takes a bit longer. Sometimes it happens quicker.

“At the moment we are waiting for the post to arrive for the player to be registered. As awkward as it may look and sound, that is the reality. Obviously the player is frustrated with the situation but we can’t do anything about it.”

Andre Villas-Boas on Nacer Chadli: “Chadli was not involved against Norwich and won’t be involved against Tromso because he hasn’t recovered from a slight strain that he has.”

Andre Villas-Boas on Erik Lamela: “It was finally good for us to have him training for three days with the team. At the moment he’s selected for the game and I think his quality will threaten to be in the team very soon."

Andre Villas-Boas on Aaron Lennon: “With Lennon we’re still making steady progress on his foot injury.

“Unfortunately for us it’s taking more time than we expected. It’s not a stress fracture, it’s a stress response on the bone of his foot.

“It’s very very difficult because it’s a situation in which we have to allow the pain to disappear completely. He still feels the pain, so maybe one more week or two more weeks, I don’t know.”

AVB on Chiriches, Lennon, Chadli & Lamela AVB on Chiriches, Lennon, Chadli & Lamela Reviewed by THBlogNews on 10:37 am Rating: 5
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