John Wenham, who regularly breaks news regarding Tottenham’s youth players on his social media channel, Lilywhite Rose, has revealed that Ashley Phillips picked up an injury while featuring for England’s Under-19s on Tuesday.
A plethora of injuries are currently plaguing Ange Postecoglou; Richard Leonardison, James Maddison, and Micky Van de Ven are among those on the treatment table alongside Ryan Sessegnon, Ivan Perisic, and Mannor Solomon.
Desity Udogie is also questionable for the match against Villa due to a hamstring injury (The Athletic), and Cristian Romero is out for two more games due to suspension.
As a result, Postecoglou was forced to start Ben Davies and Eric Dier as a center back against Wolves, leaving him down to the bare minimum in defense.
Tottenham’s lack of pace at the back left them quite exposed at times at the Molineux Stadium, which has perhaps raised the possibility of the Australian turning to an academy player against Aston Villa.