A report by ESPN has lifted the lid on a tricky few days for Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris.

They report that the Frenchman was ill in the days leading up to the trip to Chelsea on Sunday – although not with Covid.

The report claims he was so ill he was in bed recovering even on the day of the game.

And then afterwards, he went straight back to bed to try and recover ahead of Sunday’s north London derby.

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Lloris apparently had just enough energy to play the game, in which he kept a clean sheet.

That included a late save from international teammate Olivier Giroud, when he tried a lob when through on goal.

Lloris did not play in last night’s 3-3 Europa League draw with LASK, with Joe Hart getting the nod.

The Englishman didn’t have his best night – he was slow to get down to the opening goal, and the hosts’ second bounced off his forearm and in at the near post.

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That means Spurs will hope even moreso that Lloris is fit and well enough to lead the side out against Arsenal.

He obviously dug deep to be on the pitch against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho will likely expect him to do similar on Sunday.

Mourinho singled him out for praise on Instagram after Sunday’s game, perhaps mindful of what he’d done to be fit.

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