This will unnerve Swansea fans. [ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ] Gyfli Sigurdsson, 27, has scored eight goals and assisted 11 times in the Premier League as the Swans have dragged themselves out of the relegation zone. Swansea boss Paul Clement recently stated that Sigurdsson has the same ability of players he’s coached at Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid and with his quality from set pieces, finishing in and around the box and dictating play, it’s hard to argue with that. Speaking to Goal.com, Sigurdsson revealed that Clement’s kind words were appreciated and he feels he can play for a bigger club. “Of course that’s very flattering. Maybe he was just trying to give me confidence,”
Tottenham Hotspur is primed to qualify for a second-straight UEFA Champions League campaign this year, and will have to start that sophomore run without Dele Alli. The 20-year-old playmaker has banned for his next three matches. If Spurs finish fourth, that would mean both qualifying matches and an additional match. If they finish higher, Dele will miss the first three group stage matches. Dele was shown red for a tackle on Brecht Dejaegere in Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Gent in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, as Tottenham left the tournament.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Vincent Janssen will play no part for the Netherlands in their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria on Saturday night (25 March), the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has confirmed. In his absence, Dutch boss Danny Blind has opted to call-up current PSV Eindhoven forward and former Newcastle United loanee Luuk de Jong ahead of an important Group A clash at Vasil Levski National Stadium. It remains to be seen if Janssen will recover in time for Tuesday's high-profile friendly meeting with Italy in Amsterdam, or indeed Tottenham's top-flight visit to Burnley on 1 April.