Danny Rose has been ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace and may not return for Tottenham Hotspur until ‘after the international break’, reports the Mirror.
The left-back has made six Premier League appearances this season, but he’s missed Spurs’ last three games against West Ham, Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers due to a groin injury. Mauricio Pochettino may be able to welcome him back in late-November.
In Rose’s absence, Ben Davies has operated at left-back. The 25-year-old has made eight appearances in the league this season and finds himself becoming a key place for Pochettino.
Davies has played in all four of Spurs’ Champions League games, he’s featured in one of two EFL Cup games and the Welsh international has missed only three of Tottenham’s last 11 league games. He should start against Palace and may keep his place against Chelsea on November 24 too.
With Rose’s last appearance being over a month ago – vs Cardiff City (October 6) – he may need to improve his match fitness before Pochettino brings him back into the side. There’s no guarantee he would dethrone Davies when fit either, as the Swansea defender is likely to keep his place if he’s playing well.