Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has returned to full first-team training following a two month lay-off through injury.
The 27-year-old last featured for Spurs during their narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in November, where a second-half header from Juan Foyth snatched all three points away from Roy Hodgson’s Eagles.
Tottenham announced on Wednesday that Wanyama has returned to training ahead of their match against Chelsea in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Spurs have a one-goal advantage going into their game at Stamford Bridge.
Joining Wanyama on the training pitch was Lucas Moura and Moussa Sissoko, who have been suffering from knee and groin problems respectively in recent weeks.
Both are in line to start against Chelsea, while Wanyama is expected to be eased back into first-team action for Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min are still missing from Mauricio Pochettino’s first team squad. The two England internationals have recently sustained long term injuries, while Son is away with South Korea at the Asian Cup.
Despite their recent injury blows, Tottenham will be hoping that they can progress into the Carabao Cup final where, even before the semi-finals have concluded, it’s safe to say they’ll face Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s side are taking a nine-goal lead to the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday, with League One outfit Burton Albion’s outstanding cup run all but confirmed to be over following their trip to the Etihad.
Gabriel Jesus scored four goals against the Brewers, while Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also get their names on the scoresheet in Manchester City’s rout.