Tottenham host Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday, 3 December as the north London club look to bounce back from their first defeat of the season to Chelsea last weekend. The Lilywhites were beaten 2-1 by the blues, despite taking the lead in the first half, where they played the league leaders off the park.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Highlights of the game will be on BBC Match of the Day on BBC One from 10:20pm GMT.
Tottenham could welcome back Toby Alderweireld into the squad after the Belgian missed nine games with a knee injury and resume his partnership with Jan Vertonghen at the heart of the Spurs defence. It will be a massive boost for Mauricio Pochettino, who had the best defence in the league by far when the pair were starting day in day out as part of the back four and will be hoping that they can carry on from where they left off after resumption of services.
Danny Rose is back from suspension and will slot in at left-back but Ben Davies and Eric Lamela are still out with injuries. Spurs have an enviable record against the Swans in the league, having never lost to them in ten meetings, winning eight and drawing only two thus far. However, they have won only one of their last ten games in all competitions and need to step it up if they have to keep themselves in contention for the title.
Meanwhile, Swansea will be buoyed by their incredible 5-4 win over Crystal palace last weekend, but have a lot of work to do in terms of defensive solidity if they have to stay up this season. They have conceded three goals or more in four of their last six league games and will find it difficult against a fluid Tottenham attack, with Harry Kane back in form.
What Managers Say
Mauricio Pochettino told the ESPN: "[on Gylfi Sigurdsson] When we arrived at Tottenham, he was a player that was difficult to assess. The decision was made when we were in Seattle to play a friendly game [against Seattle Sounders]. I remember he was in the starting XI and I had a call to say: 'OK, the agreement is done with Swansea.' In that moment we had 34 senior players, and to take the decision was too difficult because we did not have enough time. I think after he moved to Swansea and we saw his development at Swansea he was a perfect player for us."
Bob Bradley told BBC: "Last week was positive, but a stretch of good performances and results changes the conversation in a better way. We don't want to get ahead of ourselves. But it is a real opportunity to go there, play our football. We have reminded the players of some of the things we will be up against, but what is more important is who we are, how we play and our mentality. We must never let the opponent take away from our confidence in our game."
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Tottenham win: 4/11
- Draw: 4/1
- Swansea win: 10/1
Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.
Possible XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Taylor; Cork, Fulton, Fer; Barrow, Sigurdsson, Routledge.