Tottenham started the season at a high grind with 8 wins in the first ten matches, but the performance has since gone down due to most of their starting eleven being out due to injury or suspension. The Postecoglou team has lost three consecutive EPL matches. Tottenham are in 5th position with 26 points, while Arsenal are leading with 30 points,.
The 26-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Bentancur started on Sunday for Tottenham against Aston Villa but left the pitch in the 27th minute after a tackle from Aston Villa defender Cash. He tried to play for some minutes after the injury, but he later came off. Aston Villa went on to win the match 1-2, with Torres and Watkins scoring for Aston Villa; Lo Celso scored the opening and only goal for Tottenham.
Postecoglou gave the first team off on Monday after the long weekend. Bentancur was done the check-up by the medical staff on Tuesday, it was discovered that he tore his ankle ligament and is expected to be out for two months.This was his first game starting since February, as he had been sidelined due to an injury.
This is bad news for Tottenham as more players are out due to injury and suspension. Van de Ven and Maddison are out till January due to injury,Perisic, Sessegon,Manor Solomon,Ashley Philip,Matar Sarr also out due to injury and Richarlison is expected to return in December and Romero is suspended due to a red card in the match against Chelsea.