Five key Tottenham players with fitness concerns for Sunderland clash, updates

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A look at Tottenham Hotspur's fitness concerns ahead of this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur go looking for their first win of the season this weekend, facing one of the four sides who sit below them in the Premier League table.

Spurs travel to Sunderland, who have managed two consecutive draws after being heavily beaten in their first two games.

The North London side have five injury or fitness concerns they will be hoping to negotiate as they aim to start rising up the table. Here's a look at who is questionable, according to

Andros Townsend

The winger is yet to feature this season, and has been sidelined with an ankle sprain. He is rated as having a 75 per cent chance of returning this weekend, but a place on the bench is probably his best case scenario due to his recent lack of football. 

Christian Eriksen

The hub of Tottenham's creativity, Eriksen is a player Spurs will not want to be without. He currently has a knee injury but has a 50 per cent chance of being fit. He has missed Tottenham's last two matches, in which they scored just one goal.

Clinton N'Jie

Spurs fans will be hoping to get a first glimpse of Clinton N'Jie in action but that is no guarantee. The attacker missed Cameroon's international matches with a knock, and has remained at Hotspur Way. 

Mousa Dembele

As one of the more experienced faces in Tottenham's midfield, he has been an ever present for the club this season. Dembele missed both of Belgium's international games with an ankle sprain and is rated to have a 50 per cent chance of being passed fit.

Heung-Min Son

New signing Heung-Min Son has no injury issues, but still has to prove he is not lacking match fitness. He demonstrated his ability with a hat-trick for South Korea against Laos last week, yet Premier League football is of a higher level. Like N'Jie there will be a big desire to get him featuring, and the two games he played for Bayer Leverkusen in August will count in his favour. He is likely to feature, it is just a question of whether he will start.

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