• Midfielder damaged ankle ligaments against Wolves last week
• Spurs expected to rotate for weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace
Mauricio Pochettino has said that Mousa Dembélé is out until early January with an ankle ligament problem while Danny Rose is recovering more slowly than expected from groin trouble and is not expected to return this month.
Dembélé, who has a history of foot injuries, suffered his latest setback in the 3-2 win at Wolves last Saturday. The midfielder avoided damage to the bone but scans have shown a problem with the ligaments. The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season. Rose, meanwhile, has not featured since the 1-0 home win over Cardiff on 6 October.