Ange Postecoglou Confirms Maddison, Van de Ven Out until New Year

Tottenham duo James Maddison and Micky van de Ven will both be out of action until the New Year, manager Ange Postecoglou has said.

Tottenham were already destined to be without six first-team players when they travel to Wolves on Saturday lunchtime, but Postecoglou has now confirmed both Van de Ven and Maddison will miss the rest of the calendar year with injuries sustained against Chelsea on Monday.

Van de Ven limped off with a hamstring injury before half-time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium while Maddison was withdrawn, initially as a precaution, with an ankle problem which has since seen him ruled out of the England squad - and was described as "a lot worse than we thought".

He said: "Micky has a hamstring injury which we knew was fairly significant, a couple of months for him.

"Madders is a lot worse than we thought. Next day it wasn't great, we sent him off for a scan, and probably we're looking into the New Year.