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Tottenham handed double boost ahead of Aston Villa clash. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Antonio Conte, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speaks to the press after their sides victory during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has received a huge boost at such a key time in the season with Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon returning to training.

Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon had both returned to training ahead of Aston Villa clash. (Getty Images)

While the former has been absent since limping off with a hamstring injury sustained against Everton at the start of March, the latter was absent against Newcastle United last Sunday due to a knee issue which forced Conte to use both his right wing backs.

Conte was forced to play Matt Doherty out of position, at left wing-back against Newcastle. While the Irishman, and Emerson Royal – who filled the vacant right wing-back spot – both got on the scoresheet, Spurs will have the choice of two returning left-sided defenders for the Aston Villa game.

But, Conte mentioned in his pre-match press conference that Sessegnon and Reguilon had both trained in the week.

“No new injuries and good news because Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon had a training session today with us. Good news,” said the head coach in his pre-match press conference when discussing injury news.

The return of the duo will increase the competition in Conte’s squad. (Getty Images)

However, Oliver Skipp still continues to miss out.

“About Olly Skipp, we have to wait. He’s not ready. He’s still not ready and we need to have patience with him to try to solve his problem.

Conte nearly has a fully-fit squad for the run-in, although Oliver Skipp remains sidelined with a pelvis injury and Japhet Tanganga has been ruled out until pre-season following knee surgery.

 

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