Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino faces a nervous wait to discover the full extent of the injuries suffered by Hugo Lloris and Nacer Chadli during the international break ahead of the trip to champions Manchester City this weekend.
Lloris has been ruled out of France's friendly with Armenia with a thigh injury after missing the win over Portugal while Chadli was a late withdrawal for Belgium prior to their 1-1 European Championship qualification draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina with a hip complaint.
Both players will return to Tottenham's Enfield training ground later this week and be assessed before a decision is made over their participation in the visit to the Etihad Stadium. Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton are already out of the fixture with separate abdominal and foot problems.
France manager Didier Deschamps said ahead of his side's second match of the international break: "It's [the thigh problem] going a lot better for Hugo but he won't play against Armenia."
Chadli, meanwhile, had been in line to play for Belgium in their second Euro 2016 qualifier in four days against Bosnia before pulling out with a hip problem, with Marc Wilmots' side struggling for long periods in his absence.
The double blow for Tottenham is accentuated due to the form of both Lloris and Chadli, who have been among the most consistent performers of Pochettino's three-month reign in charge.
France captain Lloris has already kept five clean sheets this season while Chadli has netted four goals in six Premier league appearances including in the north London derby against Arsenal.
Following a difficult first campaign under Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood, Chadli is finally discovering his best form and Spurs defender and fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen said: "It's great that he's growing.
"He's a very good player and it's a shame he couldn't show what he is capable of last year, but now we're seeing the real Nacer."