Three promising Spurs players to watch out for vs Chelsea U23s today

While Petr Cech will be the star draw as the Chelsea legend – currently the Blues’ technical and performance advisor – plays in goal, Spurs’ kids will be hoping to put a few past one of the game’s great goalkeepers.

Here is a closer look at three Spurs players to keep an eye on this evening…

Clarke arrived at Spurs to much excitement in summer 2019 – largely because he was the club’s first signing in a year.

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The £10million recruit from Leeds immediately returned to Elland Road on loan but was overlooked by Marcelo Bielsa before an injury-hit six-month spell at QPR.

Clarke, now 20, was expected to be sent on loan again this summer but Jose Mourinho was impressed by the winger in pre-season and told him to stay put and learn from the likes of Gareth Bale and Heung-min Son. 

Clarke has since been rewarded with his Spurs debut as a substitute in the Europa League win over LASK. 

Another spell on loan – perhaps at a Premier League club – feels inevitable in future before he can hope to break into Mourinho’s side, while he will also be hoping to graduate to the England U-21s having impressed for the U20s.

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It has been quite a month for the 19-year-old, whose full Spurs debut against LASK in the Europa League was swiftly followed by a new long-term contract.

A cultured left-footed midfielder, who has occasionally deputised at left-back, White has long been considered one of the likeliest academy players to follow Harry Kane and Harry Winks into the first-team.

He has been training with Mourinho’s senior squad on a full-time basis for over a year now, having first impressed during the 2019 pre-season trip to Singapore and China.

Mourinho believes White is still some way from being ready for regular first-team football, so he is likely to follow Oliver Skipp in being sent on loan to a Championship club next season.

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At just 16, Devine is one of the most promising teenagers in the country.

The summer signing from Wigan, who were in administration at the time, was released by Liverpool aged 11 but developed rapidly after joining the Latics and represented their U-23 side at 15.

Devine made a two-minute cameo in Wigan’s FA Youth Cup win over Spurs in January before they beat off competition from the likes of Leeds and Celtic to sign the central midfielder for around £500,000.

A talented passer with a fine touch, Devine – whose father Sean is a former rugby player for St Helens – may be considered for a loan sooner rather than later.

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