Tottenham Hotspur could have Kyle Walker-Peters available for their encounter against Crystal Palace at the weekend, according to a report by Football.London.
The right-back has been tipped to be fit for the home clash with the Eagles on Saturday, having spent the last three weeks on the sidelines recovering from a hamstring strain.
The 22-year-old suffered the knock during their defeat to Newcastle United, appearing to leave Mauricio Pochettino short of options at the back.
Having Walker-Peters available for the Crystal Palace tie will come as a boost for Spurs and Pochettino, as it will mean they will have a natural right-back available for selection.
Davinson Sanchez was utilised by the Argentine in the role against north London rivals Arsenal, but he appeared to struggle to get to grips with the position. The Guardian noted that he looked rather ‘uncomfortable’, although they did suggest he got away with it.
Prior to the hamstring strain, the 22-year-old appeared to be Spurs’ first choice, despite the availability of Serge Aurier.
Walker-Peters started all three Premier League games and his statistics would appear to suggest he had a solid start to the campaign.
According to the data collected by WhoScored, he averaged 2.7 tackles, one interception and 1.7 clearances every 90 minutes, whilst completing 87.6% of his passes as he tried to help move the ball forward and get Tottenham flowing.
As mentioned, it will be a boost to Pochettino and Tottenham should Walker-Peters be available for selection at the weekend when Crystal Palace make the trip across the River Thames.
With Juan Foyth closing in on a return from injury imminently as well (Football.London), Spurs will feel well-stocked in the position moving forward and should ease any further concerns they have currently.
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