Harry Kane
Harry Kane will be a crucial figure for TottenhamGetty Images

Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City in a Premier League clash on Sunday.

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 10:45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm GMT.

Overview

Swansea manager Gary Monk will be looking at putting a few statistics straight as his side take on Tottenham, who have won every game against them since 2011.

The Welsh club were beaten comprehensively by West Ham last weekend in spite of taking the lead through Wilfred Bony.

The Swans have dropped 16 points from winning positions this season and need to get their heads straight in what is a vastly important fixture for them ahead of a busy Christmas period. Swansea have already gotten the better of Arsenal this season at the Liberty, and will be looking to repeat their heroics against the Gunners' north London rivals.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have a must win game at hand, failing which they can find themselves struggling to keep up with Arsenal, who have won against Newcastle and are closing the gap on the fourth spot. A win here will keep them in the hunt and give them some belief ahead of their Capital One quarter final clash against the Magpies.

Spurs come into the game on the back of a ignominious 1-0 defeat the hands of Turkish side Besiktas, having drawn 0-0 against Crystal Palace in their last Premier League fixture. Mauricio Pochettino has been under a lot of pressure following a series of disheartening results and has to get his team fighting, if he has to keep the faith of chairman Daniel Levy.

Wilfried Bony
Though Wilfried Bony scored against West Ham United, his side went down 3-1 in the game Getty Images

What managers say

Gary Monk: "They are not a bogey side, they're a good team. We know it will be a very difficult game. Spurs have a very big and talented squad, so whatever team they put out will be a quality side. We're expecting a tough test. When you play against any side with that power, it's going to be difficult. We've had some good games against them in the past, especially at the Liberty. It will be a game between two attacking sides who like to play good football. We want the three points, so hopefully Sunday is the day when we beat them."

Mauricio Pochettino: "It is good that we stopped playing in the Europa League because it is very difficult to manage the games. Now, I think all of our opponents in the next two or three months will maybe play in the same condition. This is important, it is very important. We are very strong. I think we are going in the right way and now on Sunday we play against Swansea, a very good team, and try to get three points.'

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Tottenham Hotspur to win: 16/11
  • Draw: 37/19
  • Swansea City to win: 12/5

Team form

Swansea City

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W D L L
  • Last Result: West Ham 3-1 Swansea

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions): W W L D L
  • Last Result: Besiktas 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Team news

Swansea City

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Fernandez (fitness)
  • Suspended: Lukasz Fabianski

Possible XI: Tremmel; Rangel, Williams, Bartley, Taylor; Ki, Britton, Sigurdsson; Routledge, Bony, Montero.

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Injured: Kyle Walker (fitness)
  • Doubtful: Danny Rose (chest), Andros Townsend (ankle), Emmanuel Adebayor (back), Etienne Capoue (knock)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Lloris; Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Mason; Lamela, Kane, Eriksen; Soldado.