Lennon and Capoue are still out, while Kaboul is a doubt says boss.
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says Aaron Lennon and Etienne Capoue remain out ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea at White Hart Lane.
Winger Lennon has not featured since the opening day of the season, while France international Capoue has been sidelined since the 1-0 defeat at Arsenal in September.
Villas-Boas has revealed the duo are making strides towards full fitness but says the Blues’ visit will come too soon for both players, while centre half Younes Kaboul remains a doubt.
“[Aaron] is due to come back to training tomorrow, hopefully,” said the head coach.
“There was the possibility of him coming back today but he’s making great progress and we should see him back in first-team training next week, definitely.
“[Nacer] Chadli has come back very strongly, as you saw in the game against Villa, so he’s in with a chance. Younes is not yet 100 per cent so he’s in doubt. With Danny Rose, there is a 90 per cent possibility that he can play.
“Etienne will probably make his return one more week down the line. He’s not in a condition to face Anzhi and West Ham so we will see him back after the international break in October. By then he will have trained with the team and be ready for the games.”
Villas-Boas also said striker Emmanuel Adebayor was due back in first team training on Monday. Adebayor has not featured for the club this season after refusing to leave North London in the summer and the manager said earlier this month that the Togolese was set to train with the development squad.
But when asked about the former Arsenal man’s status, the Portuguese replied: “He hasn’t trained with the reserves because he has felt dizziness in the last week and he was sick. He is due in first team training on Monday.”