Injury crisis rocks Tottenham ahead of Chelsea clash, manager cries out “it’s really painful, it’s too early to say for Sunday”

Spurs face an injury crisis up front with Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn doubtful for Sunday’s home Premier League game with Chelsea.

Already without South Korea superstar Son Heung-Min, boss Nuno Espirito Santo saw two more forwards pick up injuries in tonight’s 2-2 draw at Rennes.

It means that aside from central striker Harry Kane, Spurs have just Dele Alli and Bryan Gil available in supporting roles.

And it could force Nuno to change shape yet again, having seen a midfield diamond flop against Crystal Palace last weekend.

The Spurs boss said: “It’s really painful, it’s too early to say for Sunday.

“The physios are working with them. It’s been terrible, I must be honest.

“Let’s not hide behind nothing. After the Watford game, everything that has happened has not been very good for us.

“We scored then we lost control. We played a good team who caused some problems.

“It is hard to judge the game, I think we finished well. Rennes were a hard team to play but the attitude was good.”

(Watch Video clips) Napoli, Leicester City supporters clash at King Power Stadium as Victor Osimhen steals show in Europa League match

Leicester’s Europa League clash with Napoli descended into violence in the King Power stands at the end of the match.

It looked like it would be an evening to remember for the Foxes as goals from Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes put them 2-0 up.

But a brilliant double from Victor Osimhen secured a point for Napoli, and there was worse to come.

Wilfred Ndidi was sent off in the dying minutes before violence erupted between the two sets of supporters.

A bust-up involving around 20-30 fans was sparked and involved plastic bottles being thrown.

Police were called in to calm things down as a group of Leicester fans scrambled over safety netting to attack Napoli supporters.

An appeal went out over the King Power’s speaker system asking fans to “respect your club” by “moving away from the segregation line”.

Other reports claim that there were clashes between Napoli ultras and Leicester City fans before and after the 2-2 Europa League draw.

Simone Guadagno of CalcioNapoli24 shared video of the ugly scenes as supporters had running battles in the street outside De Montfort University before kick-off.

They were seen using belts and chairs as makeshift weapons.

There were not meant to be any Napoli ultras travelling for this game due to COVID restrictions, but some managed to either make the trip or came from other countries.

The problems continued inside the King Power Stadium, as after the final whistle, local police formed a cordon to push back Napoli supporters who were celebrating the comeback from 2-0 down to draw 2-2.

According to local reporters, the incidents started when Leicester fans threw plastic bottles at the Napoli supporters, trying to breach the segregation line.

Romelu Lukaku likened to ex-Brazil free-scoring star

Brazilian legend, Kaka, thinks that Romelu Lukaku is the best striker in the world and has similar traits to former Inter Milan striker Adriano.

Lukaku completed a move from Inter to Chelsea in the summer for a club record fee worth £97.5million and has made an immediate impact in his second spell at Stamford Bridge.

Following a dominant performance against London rivals Arsenal in August – where he found the net on debut – Lukaku helped the Blues to all three points on the weekend after scoring two very well taken goals against Aston Villa.

His early season form is reminiscent of his MVP 2020/21 season in Milan where he helped Inter to win the Scudetto for the first time since 2010.

With Lukaku no longer in the picture in the Serie A, Kaka, an AC Milan legend, thinks that Inter will struggle without him, and his old team could benefit from that.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via sempreinter, he said: “I think it could be the right time for Milan.

“They have continuity, while the others have each lost something – Juventus no longer have Ronaldo, Inter will have to spread goals out in the team without Lukaku.”

Kaka continued by explaining that Lukaku reminds him of his former Brazil teammate, Adriano – with whom he won the FIFA World Cup in 2002 – and that the Belgian is now the best striker in the world.

“Romelu [Lukaku] is number one, he reminds me of Adriano at his best – physical strength, intelligence, speed. A year ago Milan took the lead after the first Derby, then Inter took it back and won deservedly.”