Harry Kane sustained ankle ligament damage in Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.

Initial fears were that the Tottenham striker was going to be out of action until May, which would hamper his build-up to this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

However, Spurs claim he will return to training next month.

Kane is Tottenham’s top scorer this season and level on 24 in the Premier League with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah, and former Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins believes Kane’s injury could dampen Tottenham’s form and help Chelsea’s quest for top four.

“The only thing that swings in their favour is that Harry Kane is out for six weeks,” Wilkins told talkSPORT.

“Without Harry’s goals Tottenham may struggle, we don’t know, but (Heung-Min) Son is on fire.

“Chelsea have to play both Liverpool and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge, and they have to win both to have any chance of creeping into fourth place.”

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