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4 Players Who Could Help Tottenham Hotspur in Harry Kane's Absence

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur are going through a bit of a crisis at the moment. They had already lost Harry Kane to an ankle injury, and on Sunday, Dele Alli, too, added himself to the worryingly increasing injury list.

With Alli out of the picture and Son Heung-min serving his country in the Asian Cup, Tottenham must look up to some of their fringe players for inspiration. 

And here, we take a look at four players who could help Tottenham through their mini crisis.

4. Kazaiah Sterling

Last week, Mauricio Pochettino reiterated the faith he has in the club's youth system, claiming that the next Tottenham superstar could be from their academy. Kazaiah Sterling has been one of their standout performers in Premier League 2 and looks ready to play in the top division.

He hasn't earned his senior cap yet, but injuries could force Pochettino to expedite his debut. 

3. Lucas Moura

After missing a major chunk of the ongoing season with a knee injury, Lucas Moura is finally ready to return to the fold. The £23 million signing is one of the most dynamic players in Tottenham's ranks and could prove to be invaluable over the next weeks. 

Mauricio Pochettino has hinted that the Brazilian could start for Tottenham against Chelsea on Thursday, providing him with the perfect opportunity to prove his worth. 

2. Georges-Kevin N'Koudou

The 23-year-old earned his first Tottenham cap of the season in the 2-1 win at Fulham on Sunday night. Brought in from the bench in the 86th minute, the winger did not take much to make a profound impact. In injury time, he provided an inviting ball to Harry Winks, which won Spurs the tie. 

He has played a total of 31 minutes across all competitions this season, but is expected play a little more in Kane's absence. 

1. Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente, who was specifically brought in to provide cover for Harry Kane, must step up to the plate and prove his worth. He was handed his first start of the season in the 2-1 win at Fulham. Sadly, things didn't go according to plan, as he missed two good chances and scored an own goal. 

He may not be at his sharpest right now, but he is still the best alternative Tottenham have at the moment.