Tottenham faces new injury setback ahead of Chelsea clash.
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Tottenham faces new injury setback ahead of Chelsea clash.



Tottenham forward Timo Werner will have tests to see whether he will be fit for the Premier League season finale after suffering a hamstring injury on Sunday.

Werner was taken off holding the back of his right leg after 31 minutes of the home 3-2 north London derby defeat to Arsenal.

The German has established himself as a regular on the left wing under Ange Postecoglou, making five consecutive starts, and his injury compounded Spurs’ terrible day.

“He felt his hamstring,” Postecoglou explained. “We will find out the extent of it.”

Tottenham play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in another London derby on Thursday night, and Werner is doubtful to face his former team.

Spurs have five games left this season as they look to catch Aston Villa in the race for the final Champions League position.

They are now seven points behind fourth-placed Villa following their defeat on Sunday, although they have two games in hand on Unai Emery’s side.

A serious hamstring injury would put Werner out for the rest of the season, with only three weeks until the season’s final weekend.

Postecoglou is already without first-choice left-back Destiny Udogie for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for a non-contact injury sustained in training, while Oliver Skipp missed the north London derby with a knock, joining Manor Solomon, Fraser Forster, and Ryan Sessegnon on the sideline.

Werner joined Tottenham on loan from RB Leipzig in January, with the option to sign him permanently for about £15 million in the summer.

The former Chelsea player has had a significant influence, scoring two goals and assisting three times in 13 Premier League outings for Tottenham.

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