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Posted on 18 September 2009  - 12:00

Gareth Bale is back in the frame for Sunday's clash at Chelsea.

Team news

Gareth Bale is back in the frame for Sunday's clash at Chelsea.

The Welsh international full-back came through a full 90-minute shift of a behind-closed-doors friendly against QPR at Spurs Lodge on Wednesday.

Heurelho Gomes also played in that game having been back on the bench against United last week but Harry Redknapp is still without Michael Dawson (Achilles), Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Luka Modric (fractured fibula).

Harry reported: "Jonathan is coming back but he's not training yet. He hasn't kicked a ball yet. We need him fit, Michael Dawson as well. They're big parts of the club. They're on their way back and hopefully they won't be too long in coming back.

"Luka is a big loss to us. He is such a busy little fantastic player. You always feel you have a chance when he is around. He is different to anyone else."