Match Preview : Tottenham Hotspur vs Swansea
Spurs are starting to enjoy life at Wembley, but are still in search for their first home win of the Premier League season as Swansea come to town on Saturday.
Spurs are winless in the League at the national stadium so far this season, with Chelsea winning 2-1 and Burnley snatching a late 1-1 draw to leave Mauricio Pochettino’s title hopefuls frustrated. The mood lifted in midweek as Tottenham beat Borussia Dortmund in a thrilling 3-1 Champions League encounter, proving that Spurs have the quality to see off elite opponents under the Wembley arch. While Swansea are not in the same league as Dortmund, Paul Clement’s side are canny operators and will be looking to exploit any lingering doubts as they did on their last visit to the capital with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last month.
Match Details :
Date : Saturday, September 16.
Time : 5:30 PM BST/ 22:00 IST
Venue : Wembley Stadium.
TV Broadcast : BT Sports 1 (UK), Star Sports Select HD 1(India)
Online Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team News :
Tottenham : Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is back from suspension and available for Saturday’s game. Alli is likely to return as his Champions League ban does not carry over to the Premier League while Kieran Trippier could come back in at right back for Serge Aurier.
Erik Lamela (hips), Danny Rose (knee) and Victor Wanyama (knee) are all still out, while Harry Winks is also unavailable as he is still feeling pain in his ankle.
Swansea : Midfielder Ki Sung-yueng is again absent for Swansea. Ki has not played this season after having knee surgery but is close to rejoining training.
Kyle Bartley (knee ligaments) and Nathan Dyer (Achilles) remain out, but Scotland Under-21 striker Oli McBurnie returns to the squad after his proposed loan switch to Barnsley fell through because the paperwork was not processed in time.
Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Eriksen, Dier, Son, Alli, Kane
Swansea starting XI: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Renato Sanches, Clucas, Fer, Carroll, Abraham, Ayew
Head to Head Record :
Total Matches : 43
Spurs Won : 27
Swansea Won : 8
Matches Drawn : 8