Danny Rose hopes to feature against Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is hoping to make his first-team return in time for Saturday's Premier League clash against Chelsea, reports talkSPORT.

The 23-year-old full-back picked up a foot injury in last week's Europa League tie against Tromso at White Hart Lane, which forced him to miss the 1-0 victory over Cardiff City at the weekend.

However, Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas will be encouraged by news of Rose's impending comeback, following his impressive start to the 2013/14 campaign.

"Danny's injury is not on his ankle, it is on his big toe," explained the Portuguese tactician.

"We have good news in that there is no fracture but there is another extension of the toe which has left him with some pain.

"We will reassess him and if he is okay and there is definitely no fracture he will probably be back for Chelsea."

Rose has been promoted to Tottenham's first-choice left-back this season, after Benoit Assou-Ekotto was sent on loan to Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers, where he was reunited with former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road.

Kyle Naughton and Jan Vertonghen can provide first-team cover on the left side of defence, but the former England U21 international's return will be a welcome boost for everyone, given his fine form in the early part of the campaign.

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