Harry Kane could miss England’s Nations League game against Belgium on Sunday after suffering a muscle injury in training on Saturday.
Should the injury force the Tottenham frontman to sit out the clash at Wembley, then Dominic Calvert-Lewin is likely to keep his place in the side.
Everton striker Calvert-Lewin continued his impressive start to the season by scoring on his debut against Wales in a friendly on Thursday night.
That performance highlighted the 23-year-old’s explosive start to the new season. The attacker has notched nine goals for Everton, including two hat-tricks.
But for England skipper Kane, it is another injury worry nine months after tearing his hamstring while playing for Spurs.
That injury would have put his participation for Euro 2020 in doubt, had the tournament not been suspended.
Should the current problem keep him out for any length of time then at least Spurs have cover now.
They signed striker Carlos Vinicius on loan prior to deadline day, with the Benfica man notching 24 goals last season.
As for England, Gareth Southgate will hand Manchester City defender Kyle Walker his 50th England cap against Belgium.
The England boss is also likely to include Manchester United duo Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford. Spurs defender Eric Dier will be part of a back three, while Liverpool pair Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson should also return.
Eriksen makes Inter admission
Christian Eriksen admits he is hoping to return to regular first team football after struggling for continuity at Inter Milan.
Eriksen joined Inter from Tottenham in January, six months before his contract in London was due to expire.
However, the Danish international did not get as much gametime as he would have expected. He was a substitute more often than a starter in his first half-a-season. Indeed, he only completed 90 minutes in Serie A on two occasions.
His struggles to settle in Italy led to speculation he could leave over the summer. A return to the Premier League was suggested, with Chelsea one option, but nothing materialised.
Eriksen has started just one of Inter’s three games so far this season, and one respected journalist claims Tottenham are still thinking about taking him back to England as well.
Now, the 28-year-old has admitted he is in unknown territory having been reduced to a bit-part role. Read more…