Tottenham latest: Dembele injured, Dawson should be given England chance

Also fixtures move for TV and Greg Dyke on the Torres/Vertonghen incident.

There is a slight injury worry for Tottenham as midfielder Mousa Dembele limped out of the training sessions with his national side Belgium after sustaining an ankle injury.

FA Chairman Greg Dyke said that Chelsea’s Fernando Torres should have been banned for scratching Jan Vertonghen.

Current FA rules does not allow retrospective action to be taken as Torres was already booked for the incident during the recent 1-1 draw by referee Mike Dean.

Dyke said: ‘When millions of fans watching on TV can see an incident like this and the FA does not take action it is understandably baffling to everybody and has to be addressed.

‘For the FA’s disciplinary department to find itself in a position where it is not able to take action against an obvious scratch just can’t be right.’

Former defender Ledley King has urged Roy Hodgson to recall Michael Dawson to the England squad if England qualify for the World Cup in Brazil.

According to the Evening Standard, King said: ‘I know his qualities and I know he is more than good enough to play on the international stage.

‘I have been disappointed he hasn’t been given more opportunities but I hope they will come between now and the World Cup.’

Some of Spurs’ league fixtures have been rearranged due to television commitments from December up until the New Year.

The away fixture at Sunderland will kick off at 5:30 on Saturday 7th December, the home match against Liverpool will kick off at 4pm on Sunday 15th December with the away trip to Southampton kicking off at 1:30 on 22nd December.

BT Sport will televise Spurs’ New Years’ Day clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford, with kick off at 5:30.

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