Wednesday, May 25

Why Emerson Royal and Bryan Gil are missing for Tottenham against Norwich

Why Emerson Royal is missing for Tottenham against Norwich

Why Emerson Royal is missing for Tottenham against Norwich

Why Emerson Royal and Bryan Gil are missing for Tottenham against Norwich

Tottenham take on Norwich

Antonio Conte and his Tottenham Hotspur side have the chance to move into fifth place, and above Arsenal, should they beat bottom of the table Norwich City at home this afternoon.

The Lilwhites have had mixed fortunes thus far in 2021-22, but know that with a game in hand over their rivals, should they pick up maximum points against Norwich and their rescheduled trip to Turf Moor, they will find themselves firmly in the hunt for European places, and a point clear of West Ham, in fourth place.

As such, it was unsurprising to see largely the same side named against Norwich as was named against Burnley in the match that eventually got called off for snow last weekend, and the win over Brentford in midweek.

However, the only change sparked concern, with no sign of Emerson Royal in either the starting XI nor the rest of the matchday squad.

Explanation provided for Emerson and Gil’s absences

Emerson, a summer signing from Barcelona, has been solid if unspectacular for the Lilywhites in their turbulent start to the season, and has little competition in the right wing-back role.

However, he is absent today.

Spurs fans across the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief, however, as Rob Daly reports that the Brazilian misses out not due to any serious injury, but simply due to an illness that he has failed to recover from in time to face the Canaries.

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The same can be said for fellow summer signing Bryan Gil, according to the reliable Alasdair Gold.

Will they still be able to pick up three points against the East Anglian outfit?

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This article was edited by
Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 15 23 35
2 Liverpool FC 15 32 34
3 Chelsea FC 15 26 33
4 West Ham United 15 9 27
5 Arsenal FC 14 -3 23
6 Tottenham Hotspur 13 -4 22
7 Manchester United 14 21
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -1 21
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 15 -2 20
10 Leicester City 14 -3 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
12 Brentford FC 14 -2 16
13 Aston Villa 14 -4 16
14 Southampton FC 15 -7 16
15 Everton FC 14 -7 15
16 Leeds United 14 -7 15
17 Watford FC 15 -9 13
18 Burnley FC 14 -7 10
19 Newcastle United 15 -13 10
20 Norwich City 14 -20 10
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Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 6
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 6
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 6
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
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