Match Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Huddersfield
Tottenham will face Huddersfield Town for the first time in 35 years on Saturday boasting man-of-the-moment Harry Kane.
The striker’s hat-trick in the Champions League was his ninth for Spurs and, even more remarkably, sixth of 2017 alone. Kane has now scored 11 goals for club and country in September alone.
Kane will again lead the line for Spurs as they look to maintain their 100 per cent record away from home from the start of the season, extending the club-record broken at the London Stadium last weekend.
Huddersfield will prove tough opposition though after adjusting to top-flight life well as they sit in eighth place, but have not won in their previous four games.
Date: Saturday, 30th September 2017
Time: 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET/17:00 IST.
Venue: Kirklees Stadium (Huddersfield).
TV Broadcast : Sky Sports Premier League (UK), Star Sports Select 1/ HD 1.
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Team news :
Tottenham: Christian Eriksen should overcome illness to feature at the Premier League newcomers, having missed Wednesday’s 3-0 away win at APOEL. Concerns over Mousa Dembele’s fitness continue and the midfielder is not expected to feature at the weekend. Harry Winks could again deputise after impressing in the Champions League. Dele Alli will also return after against sitting out a European tie due to suspension, with the same for Jan Vertonghen.
Huddersfield: Steve Mounie is hopeful of a return, though potentially on the bench, after missing last weekend’s trip to Burnley with a heel injury, but Danny Williams remains sidelined.
Huddersfield Town starting XI: Lossl; Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Lowe; Williams, Mooy; Kachunga, Sabiri, Ince; Depoitre
Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen; Trippier, Winks, Dier, Davies; Eriksen, Dele; Kane.
This is the first Premier League meeting between the two clubs. Also, their first since the League Cup clash back in 1972, won by Spurs 2-1. Overall, the clubs had met 40 time and Spurs won 16 of these as against Huddersfield’s 11 with the remaining 13 ending in draws.
Under the current situation, Spurs must expect stern resistance from the Terriers. But, we do not see them taking anything away from Pochettino’s men, whose best performances this season have all come away from home.