Tottenham Hotspur take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday (25 April) as Spurs look to keep up the momentum and close the gap on Leicester City, who won against Swansea City this weekend. The north London club are currently eight points adrift and a win against Tony Pulis's men will take them to within five points of the leaders and seven ahead of arch rivals Arsenal, having not finished above them in the league for more than two decades.
Where to watch live
Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.
Tottenham have to get full points against West Brom if they have to keep their title challenge alive, especially with a trip to Chelsea lined up for them in the start of next month. Spurs have managed a six game unbeaten streak since their 1-0 loss to West Ham in the beginning of March, keeping them in touching distance of the leaders, which includes four victories and two draws, including wins over the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United in convincing fashion.
Mauricio Pochettino has demonstrated that his team are there to compete with the best and their performances this season suggests they will be a force to reckon with in the years to come, especially with a new stadium in the offering, even if they are not to win the title this season. Spurs have scored the maximum number of goals among any team in the league and also have the best defensive record in the competition, which is a reflection of their true brilliance across all facets of the pitch.
Meanwhile, West Brom have meandered off after being confirmed a promotion to the league next season but there are reasons to worry for Pulis' men, who have scored the least number of goals in the league after Aston Villa, the only team thus far to have been confirmed relegation. The Baggies are currently in 15th spot, 10 points clear of the relegation zone and only four adrift of a top 10 finish, something Pulis will hope to achieve this season.
What managers say
Mauricio Pochettino: "English is important. I was in Spain and when I first arrived in Spain it was the same. I think it's important to give the opportunity to the players from the nationality of the club, I think it's about identity and my responsibility as a manager to give the players the opportunity. I believe in all of the players. I don't look at their passports before I play them but it's important if you're in Italy, Spain, England or France, to show respect and to try to keep the identity of the club. We are an English club and, for me, it's important to provide a good balance between the player and to keep the culture. We are living in England, English culture is important and you can't be in an English club using Argentinian culture, or French, Italian, or whatever."
Tony Pulis: "That was our most disappointing performance — Arsenal deserved to win because we looked flat. We didn't do very well on Thursday — we have to dust ourselves down and put a performance in on Monday. White Hart Lane is one of my favourite grounds. It's a fantastic stadium with a great atmosphere. Everything to do with the club is first class. I enjoy taking teams there and we need to make sure we are up for it. I've said before that I would love to see Leicester win the League but if not then I'm also happy with Tottenham. It's great for football that there will be a different team picking up the trophy this year."
Betting odds (betfair)
- Tottenham Win: 1/5
- Draw: 11/2
- West Brom Win: 14
Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Dier; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane
Possible XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Evans; Fletcher, Yacob, Gardner; Berahino, Rondon, Sessegnon