Tottenham Hotspur welcome Swansea City to White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday, following their impressive performances in midweek in the first leg qualifying round of the Europa League.

Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur are on a good run (Reuters)

Where to Follow Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. There is no live television coverage of the match in the UK. Follow BBC Radio 5 Live for live updates of the game. Watch the highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One/One HD at 10.30pm on Monday.


Spurs travelled to Georgia and hammered Dinamo Tbilisi 5-0 on Thursday, while Swansea hosted Romanian side Petrolul Ploiesti at the Liberty Stadium, beating them 5-1. The big first leg wins mean both English clubs have all but confirmed their places in the Europa League group stage.

Meanwhile, in the Premier League season opener last week, Tottenham started with three points as they beat newly promoted London rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, courtesy of a penalty from new striker Roberto Soldado. The Swans, on the other hand, opened their campaign on a disappointing note, as they were comfortably defeated at home by defending champions Manchester United 4-1.

Tottenham will be determined to break into the top four this season, after missing out the last Champions League qualification spot to archrivals Arsenal in the past two years. Andre Villas-Boas' preparations for the new campaign have been hampered by the speculation surrounding unsettled talisman Gareth Bale, who is now close to a big-money move to long-time admirers Real Madrid. However, Spurs have strengthened significantly this summer and will be confident of achieving their targets this season, even without the Welsh winger.

Swansea also had a successful time in the transfer market, as they did not lose any of their key players this summer and also managed to add a number of new signings, including Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony, who scored 37 goals in 36 games for Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem last season.

Michu scored 18 Premier League goals for Swansea last season (Reuters)

What Players Say

Danny Rose: "It will be interesting if Tottenham do bring in another left-back. You find a lot about yourself when you have got competition in the squad, so I will welcome any new faces. It won't change how I train every day and how I play if given the chance."

Angel Rangel (on Spurs' Roberto Soldado): "He has started so well at Spurs and has scored in every game. He has a great reputation in Spain and he is getting better and better every season. He is a proper striker who was one of the best in Spain."

Form Guide

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five Games: (most recent first): W W D L W
  • Last Match: Dinamo Tbilisi 0 - 5 Tottenham Hotspur

Swansea City

  • Last Five Games: (most recent first): W L D W W
  • Last Match: Swansea City 5 - 1 Petrolul Ploiesti

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Injured: Holtby (thigh), Bale (foot)
  • Doubtful: Lennon (ankle)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Paulinho, Dembele; Lennon, Sigurdsson, Chadli; Soldado

Swansea City

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Dyer (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-up (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies; Britton, Shelvey; Routledge, Michu, Hernandez; Bony