Gomes hopes for chance to give Chelsea dose of blues
Wednesday 16 September 2009
The Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is in contention to make a comeback from his groin injury this weekend against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The 28-year-old Brazil international has missed four games with the problem suffered against Hull last month but was fit enough to be a substitute on Saturday against Manchester United, a defeat that saw Carlo Cudicini concede from a free-kick into the corner of the net he was guarding.
It is thought that Gomes was not quite ready for a first-team return against United but he will have had another week of training before the trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to face the Premier League leaders.
Jermaine Jenas also staked his claim for a place in the starting XI when he came on at half-time for his first appearance of the season following a calf problem.
Centre-back Sébastien Bassong is looking to bounce back from the defeat to United. The Cameroon international said: "We have to show a good reaction at Stamford Bridge, we have a good squad, a good spirit and that's what we intend to do."
The Chelsea match will be another test of Spurs' top-four credentials. Their midfielder Niko Kranjcar, after making his debut for the club at the weekend, said: "Everyone is talking about the top four but we'll take each game as it comes and hopefully we'll achieve that towards the end of the season. One game doesn't tell everything, we have to keep working hard."
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