According to Tottenham’s Twitter account, Ben Davies is unable to play this weekend and is having continued assessment after sustaining a groin injury against Chelsea yesterday.
The Welshman came off just after the half-hour mark in Tottenham’s League Cup semi-final against Chelsea, adding to Tottenham’s ever-increasing injury list. While the club have not given a time frame to his injury, many fans will start fearing for the worst in what is a busy schedule coming up for The Lilywhites.
Spurs will need to rest and rotate their squad in the coming weeks, particularly with a Champions League tie with German giants Borussia Dortmund on the horizon. Therefore, it is unlikely that Danny Rose would be able to consistently feature for Tottenham over the next month. This means that 21-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters could get another chance to impress this season.
Walker-Peters is primarily a right-back, but can perform equally on the left flank too. He has only been called upon by manager Mauricio Pochettino four times this season, including their must-win fixture against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. He has been largely impressive when he has played though, particularly his performance against Bournemouth in December where he registered three assists.
Tottenham have fixtures against strugglers Newcastle and Burnley coming up, which could be a perfect chance for Pochettino to rotate his squad. The fixture against Sean Dyche’s men precedes the crunch fixture against Dortmund, and if Davies has not returned by then, this could give another perfect chance to Walker-Peters to impress again.