But the break allowed them to find the captain Harry Kane, the phenomenon of south Korean filmmaker son Heung-min and the new recruiter Steven Bergwijn, who joined the club from PSV Eindhoven in the transfer window of January.
The trio, plus the midfielder Moussa Sissoko, were all involved in the friendly match Spurs with Norwich City last Friday, which ended 2-1 to the Canaries.
However, there has been a recent stroke for Mourinho when the FA announced that Delle Alli would be suspended for a game following a controversial article on social networks in February. This means that he will miss, while Giovanni Lo Celso is also a doubt, having played no role in the match warm-up in Norwich. Japheth Tanganga is also absent with a back injury.