Tottenham Hotspur travel to Stoke City on Saturday (10 September) as Spurs look to get their season going after winning just one of their opening three games of the season.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day at 10.30pm BST on BBC One.

Overview

Stoke City are still searching for their first win of the season as they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Mark Hughes's side have lost two of their opening three games of the season and only managed a draw in the other, which was against Middlesbrough on the opening day of the new campaign.

It will be a much changed side from the last three games and will be more potent in attack and defence following the additions of Wilfried Bony and Bruno Martins Indi on loan from Manchester City and Porto respectively. They are likely to provide Spurs a sterner test than they provided the last time they faced each other at the Britannia when the visitors ran away winning 4-0.

Moussa Sissoko
Moussa Sissoko is in line to make his debut for Tottenham when they visit Stoke on Saturday Getty

Tottenham, on the hand, are currently unbeaten thus far this season, but have won just one game of the three. They drew with Everton on the opening day of the campaign while also playing out a stalemate against Liverpool just prior to the international break.

Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to get back to winning ways and keep in touch with their main rivals as they plot another title challenge this season. The Argentine manager is likely to hand a debut to Moussa Sissoko, who they signed on transfer deadline day. Hugo Lloris is available after recovering from a hamstring injury, but they will be without Danny Rose, who picked up a knock while on international duty with England.

What managers say

Mark Hughes [on Tottenham]: They are an outstanding team. Their performance here was arguably the best we came up against last season. That's high praise because obviously we are facing good teams here week in and week out. They looked a team that, at that point, looked likely to win the league."

Mauricio Pochettino [on Stoke City]: "It is difficult to guess [the way that they will play now]. After the transfer window they can play in a different way or with different names. We will see what happens before the game and look at the starting XI because we don't have a reference point now, only the first three games. Maybe they will change for our game. Mark Hughes is a manager who has changed a lot about them, the culture and the philosophy that Stoke played with before."

Betting odds (Betfair)

  • Stoke City win: 16/5
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Tottenham win: 17/20

Team news

Stoke City

Possible XI: Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Cameron, Pieters; Whelan, Imbula, Allen; Arnautovic, Bony, Bojan.

Tottenham

Possible XI: Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.