Tottenham Hotspur are likely to be without Christian Eriksen when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Dane missed his side's win over Cardiff City last Sunday and there concern was that his national team boss Morten Olsen would defy Tim Sherwood's wishes and play the midfielder in Denmark's mid-week friendly against England.
Eriksen did not feature however but even with the extra recuperation period the Tottenham boss has revealed he is a doubt for Saturday evening's game.
However, Sherwood will have both Kyle Walker and Younes Kaboul available once again after the pair recovered from respective injuries. Walker dropped out of the England squad with a groin injury having also missed Tottenham's last four matches but could be restored at right back to try and match the pace of Jose Mourinho's side going forward.
Kaboul's lack of match fitness could see him left on the bench however, having not played since the 4-0 win over Newcastle United at the beginning of February in what was his first appearance of 2014.
The defensive boost will be welcomed by Sherwood who is still without the quartet of Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches and Etienne Capoue.
Tottenham take on the Premier League leaders hoping to end a 24 year wait for victory at Stamford Bridge, knowing that a positive result will close the gap on fourth placed Manchester City, who again do not have a league game due to their participation in the FA Cup.
While wary of the attacking threat posed by Mourinho's side, Sherwood insists his side well express themselves in west London in search of a positive result.
"We respect they have world class players. We have to stop them playing and interrupt their rhythm and try to impose ourselves on them," Sherwood told Spurs TV.
"Chelsea find a way to win and that has taken them to the top of the league but we go there with no fear. We will play with freedom."