Gallas set to return for Tottenham's FA Cup semi-final tie against Chelsea

Tottenham centre-back William Gallas could be set for a swift return to the starting line-up against his former club for his side's crucial FA Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea at Wembley.

Gallas, 34, has declared himself fit for the fixture after he missed the 2-1 defeat to Norwich with a calf complaint, having last featured for the first-team during the league game against Sunderland on April 7th.

"I'm fit to play again and I'm coming back to the squad," Gallas told AFP.

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This provides manager Harry Redknapp with a timely boost ahead of the game, with Younes Kaboul struggling for fitness after picking up a knee injury in the defeat to Norwich, while Michael Dawson remains a long-term casualty.

Redknapp now has the luxury of choosing between the returning Gallas, skipper Ledley King and January acquisition Ryan Nelsen as to who he will start with at centre-half on Saturday.

Gallas enjoyed a successful five-year stint at Chelsea between 2001 and 2006, winning two league titles and going on to make over 150 league appearances for the west London outfit, before ending up at Tottenham via Arsenal.


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