Three players doubtful, two ruled out - Tottenham injury update

The latest Spurs team news ahead of tomorrow's clash with Sunderland.

Federico Fazio, Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul are injury doubts for Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their Premier League clash with Sunderland tomorrow afternoon, according to the club's official website.

Fazio, Tottenham's first-choice centre-back of late, is suffering from illness. Kaboul, who normally wouldn't be as much of a concern as Fazio has taken his place in the Spurs side, is also out with injury.

Chiriches, meanwhile, who scored against Burnley in the FA Cup during midweek, has a back problem.

The injuries could leave Tottenham threadbare at the back, potentially meaning involvement for Eric Dier.

While their defensive trio still have a chance of playing against Sunderland, however, Erik Lamela and Ryan Mason are confirmed absences for the White Hart Lane clash.

The former has a calf problem, while Mason is still suffering from an injured hamstring. Nabil Bentaleb is also unavailable as he is on African Cup of Nations duty with Algeria.

In central midfield, then, boss Mauricio Pochettino may have to choose from Mousa Dembele, Benjamin Stambouli or Etienne Capoue.

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