The main players who transformed Tottenham Hotspur were all missing. Tottenham suffered a series of power gaps in one game against Chelsea, making it difficult to use normal tactics in the next game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. 안전놀이터
On the 7th (Korean time), Tottenham lost to Chelsea 1-4 in the 11th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. Tottenham gave up the lead to Manchester City, who played the 11th round first, and fell to second place in the league (26 points). Chelsea ranked 10th (15 points).
Tottenham’s first loss of the season was due to a loss of power from early on. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Christian Romero was sent off for rough play, and in the 10th minute of the second half, Destiny Udogi was kicked out again for accumulating warnings. In addition, James Madison and Mickey van der Pen were substituted out due to injury during extra time in the first half.
After the game, coach Enzi Postecoglou did not comment on the extent of the two players’ injuries. Maddison said, “I sprained my ankle,” and about Van der Fenn, he said, “It’s too early to talk.”
However, it is highly likely that both suspended and injured players will have difficulty playing in the next game. The next game, away to Wolverhampton, is just around the corner on the 11th. Due to the nature of Tottenham’s schedule this season, which has been assigned many midweek games while not participating in European competitions, the game against Chelsea will be played on Monday evening local time, and the game against Wolverhampton will be played early on Saturday. Not even 5 days apart.
The irony is that most of the players left out are the main players in Tottenham’s upward trend this season and are new players. Among the new recruits, the players who played as regular starters were Maddison, van der Pen, Destiny Udogi (returning from loan), and goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario. All three field players except Vicario leave.
Wolverhampton, ranked 14th, has a golden opportunity to take on the leading team. In particular, Hwang Hee-chan is in danger of losing strength due to injury to his special helper Neto, but if Tottenham’s starting center back duo all leave, he can attack the weak goal line.
The Korean derby between Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, who showed fantastic performances this season, was likely to be an easy match for Tottenham considering their team strength. However, with less than a week left before the match, a number of variables have emerged at Tottenham, giving Hwang Hee-chan an opportunity to lead the team to victory.