Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho hit back at questions about Dele Alli’s involvement with the team.

Alli again missed a Spurs game, this time their Carabao Cup clash against Chelsea on Tuesday.

But Mourinho was in no mood to talk about Alli, preferring to focus on his team’s battling result that saw them win on penalties.

“No Dele Alli, no Sonny, no [Giovani] Lo Celso,” Mourinho told Sky Sports when quizzed on Alli’s absence.

He added: “I am not going to talk about the players who are not here.

“Are you going to ask Frank [Lampard – Chelsea manager why] no Thiago Silva, was because of the mistake he made or another reason?”