West Bromwich Albion take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League clash at The Hawthorns on Saturday (15 October).

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 3pm BST. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:25pm BST.


The Premier League will return after two weeks of international break and will head into a busy period in the next three weeks. During this period there will be European competitions and EFL Cup fixtures, along with league ties.

West Bromwich Albion have managed only two wins in the Premier League this season, which came against Crystal Palace on the opening day and the last one was at home against West Ham United.

Out of the seven matches played in the league, Tony Pulis has seen his side settle for three draws and two wins, apart from two defeats. The last time they played at home, West Brom scored four goals past the Hammers, with ex-Tottenham star Nacer Chadli scoring a brace for the Baggies.

Nacer Chadli
Nacer Chadli scored twice for West Brom during their 4-2 win over West Ham at The Hawthorns BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Tottenham enter this fixture after registering a comfortable 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the last match before the international break. Aleksandar Kolarov's own goal followed by Dele Alli's first half goal was sufficient for them to seal three points at home.

It also ended City's unbeaten run in all competitions and it was Pep Guardiola's first defeat as the manager of the Premier League side. The victory has seen the north London club become the only team in the league who are unbeaten after seven matches.

Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for his side to continue their impressive run when they face West Brom at the Hawthorns on Saturday. A victory will be crucial for Tottenham as they look to keep the momentum at the top of the table.

What manager says

Tony Pulis: "They did fantastically well last year and they will be disappointed they didn't get over the line. But it will make them more determined this year. They've got a good side, a young side, and they'll go close again I'm absolutely convinced. It's going to be tough tomorrow. They've got everything you want, they've got energy, they've got ability, and they've got that team ethic that stands out."

Mauricio Pochettino: "The problem is that we have 16 or 17 players going away in two weeks and to put it all together now is a very complicated job. OK, if you play one game every week, if we play West Brom and then after seven days we play against Bournemouth, it is not a big issue. The problem is how you manage [playing in] Germany, Bournemouth, Liverpool. It is very difficult."

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino led Spurs to an impressive win against Manchester City Getty Images

Betting odds (betfair)

  • West Bromwich Albion: 19/5
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Tottenham Hotspur: 7/10

Team news

West Bromwich Albion

Possible XI: Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Yacob, Fletcher; Phillips, Chadli, McClean; Rondon.

Tottenham Hotspur

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dier; Eriksen, Alli, Lamela; Son.