Tottenham have received a big boost with the news that midfielder Aaron Lennon will be back to full training in the next few days. The winger has been missing from the Tottenham squad since the Crystal Palace match due to a foot injury. Since winning the opening league match, Tottenham have found it difficult to score a lot of goals in the Premier league and this has been much attributed to the absence of Lennon. After the departure of Gareth Bale, Lennon is probably one of the few players in the squad who can provide a lot of pace to the team.
In his absence, Villas-Boas has used Townsend as his replacement and he has so far been doing good. Yet, the consensus is that Lennon will be a much better player in this position since he is used to Premier league for a long time. The 26-year-old will now resume full training according to Villas-Boas. The player made 44 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions and scored four goals last season. Majority of his contribution came in the form of assists to the likes of Defoe and Gareth Bale. Tottenham have a tough run of fixtures in the next few weeks starting with the West London Derby against West Ham United this weekend.
“He is due to come back hopefully tomorrow [Friday] to training. He is making great progress and we should see him back to first team training next week,” Villas-Boas told reporters. The 1-1 draw with Chelsea last weekend is the first time Spurs have dropped points in the Premier league since the 1-0 defeat against Arsenal. This impressive run of form has put them just two points behind the North London rivals Arsenal in the table. There are currently third in the table with a two-point advantage over Chelsea.