James Maddison and key Tottenham star suffer injuries in brutal half vs Chelsea
James Maddison and Micky van de Ven were high-profile Tottenham injuries during their wild clash against Chelsea.
The first-half of the Premier League derby included two goals, four disallowed goals, a red card, a penalty as well as the two injuries to the new signings which will give Ange Postecoglou a huge headache.
The England midfielder looked to have rolled his ankle following minimal contact before limping off the pitch and was eventually subbed.
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Spurs looked to regain some composure after Chelsea's equaliser before Van de Ven screamed in agony and clutched his hamstring after tracking back following another high press.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Gary Neville said while referring to Christian Romero's earlier red card: "It is all happening. Spurs have just lost their first-choice centre-back pairing for the next few weeks."
Having said of Maddison's worrying injury after he needed the Tottenham club doctor to enter the pouch: "There's no real challenge there."
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Maddison and Van de Ven had played huge roles in Tottenham's unbeaten start to the Premier League season having joined up in the summer.
The 26-year-old former Leicester man cost the club £40million in what might be the signing of the season having slipped to relegation to the Championship last season.
The Dutch central defender cost spurs £34.5m from Wolfsburg and he swiftly settled in to impress pundits with his composure and pace.
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The first-half at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium included goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Cole Palmer from the spot.
Son Heung-min had a goal ruled out as did Moises Caicedo and Raheem Sterling.
With Romero sent off, Reece James escaped a red of his own for a naughty elbow – with Destiny Udogie getting a second yellow after the break.
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