20-year-old Tottenham star Nabil Bentaleb could make comeback against Partizan

Nabil Bentaleb is available for selection for Tottenham after injury.

Nabil Bentaleb could play his first game in over six weeks when Spurs take on Partizan Belgrade.

The 20-year-old Algerian international has been sidelined with an ankle injury, but is back fit again.

He was pictured back in training in images released on Tottenham's website late yesterday, and is available for selection.

Bentaleb broke into the side under manager Tim Sherwood last season, but continued to feature early on under Mauricio Pochettino this campaign.

The midfielder has six starts and one substitute appearance to his name this season, and one assist which came in his last match in early October against Besiktas.

He presents another useful option in midfield, with head coach Pochettino seemingly becoming exasperated with Mousa Dembele of late, substituting him early against Hull.

  Won Tackles per gameInterceptions per gamePassing AccuracyWon Header DuelsKey Passes per gameAppearancesMins Played
Mousa Dembélé 1.88 0.25 90% 14.29 0.25 8 355
Etienne Capoue 2.09 2.91 87% 66.67 0.36 11 880
Nabil Bentaleb 1 1 87% 50 0.75 4 218
Paulinho 0 0 85% NaN 0 2 40
Ryan Mason 3 1.71 83% 42.86 1.29 7 610

Against the rest of Tottenham's central midfielders, Bentaleb ranks well in terms of passing accuracy an aerial duels won. He is below teammates in terms of tackles won and interceptions made per game, but his chances created ratio so far this season is behind only Ryan Mason.

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