Kyle Walker could return from injury in December - report

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Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker could return against Chelsea in December, according to a report.

According to the Telegraph, Kyle Walker is confident that he will be fit to play against Chelsea on December 3.

The full-back is currently training by himself, ahead of an expected return which he is hopeful can come in December.

Walker has been out for an unexpectedly prolonged period of time after he picked up a lower abdominal injury last season, which required surgery.

The right-back was forced to miss the World Cup because of the complaint and he has also been out for the entirety of the campaign so far. It has been a big loss for Spurs, with Walker being one of their key performers when fit.

The jet-heeled right-back has become one of the best full-backs in the Premier League with his performances over the last few seasons and Tottenham have had to buy to cover for him.

Eric Dier has done a decent job out there for now, but he does not possess the attacking qualities Walker does, and there was talk that De Andre Yedlin's transfer could have been brought forward as a result.

Yedlin is expected to be able to learn off Walker in the future and will complete a transfer next summer to White Hart Lane, but the club had been talking of bringing him in during January such was their lack of cover in that position.

That particular contingency plan shouldn't be needed now, with Walker confident that December will mark his long-awaited return.

If he is to make his comeback against Chelsea, then it certainly won't be a gentle re-introduction to Premier League football, though.

The Blues have been brilliant over the start of the season and facing them may be the toughest test that Walker has to go through all year. 

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