Tottenham will travel to Swansea City hoping to end a run of defeats that threatens to derail their promising season. The north London club looked set for a Champions League spot before defeats to Fulham and Liverpool dropped them below Chelsea and perilously close to Arsenal in fifth place. A third straight Premier League defeat, coupled with a win for Arsenal in their game against Reading, could prove fatal to Andre Villas-Boas' hopes.
The Swans, meanwhile, look to have settled into a safe mid-table position, with a six-point gap to Stoke City, who are at the head of the bottom half of the table. However, they too are in a spot of bother, having lost three of the last four league games.
Where to Watch
Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm GMT. Highlights will be available on Match of the Day on BBC One, at 10.30pm GMT.
Swansea come into this game after a 0-2 home defeat to Arsenal and a 2-1 away loss to West Brom. Michael Laudrup will be concerned at this reversal of form, particularly since it was only a few weeks ago that his players hammered Bradford City in the Capital One Cup final and guaranteed themselves a place in European competition for next season.
The Swans do have a good home record though, having won six and drawn six of 15 league matches at the Liberty Stadium. They may have some trouble defensively, particularly with Gareth Bale in the form he is at the moment.
Spurs have conceded eight times in the last three games (across all competitions) and that statistic will worry AVB. However, the club's away record has been excellent all season long (second only to Manchester United) and with eight wins in 15 games, the London club should be able to edge this tie.
The ghosts of the defeats to Fulham, Liverpool and Inter Milan (in the second leg of a UEFA Europa League tie) will still have to be exorcised but if Bale and co can return to the kind of form they displayed against Arsenal and Inter in early March, that shouldn't be a problem.
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L W W L
- Last Match: Swansea 0 - 2 Arsenal
- Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L L W W
- Last Match: Tottenham 0 - 1 Fulham
Laudrup will not have Neil Taylor (ankle) but that will be offset by the return of Chico Flores and Kemy Agustien.
Probable Line-Up: Vorm; Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies; Ki, Britton, De Guzman; Dyer, Michu, Pablo
Brazil midfielder Sandro and French centre-back Younes Kaboul (both knee) are long-term absentees but the big news for AVB is that Bale is fit to play. The 23-year-old Welsh international was fighting an ankle strain but appears ready to play.
Probable Line-Up: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Lennon, Parker, Dembele, Holtby; Bale; Adebayor