Just when Spurs managed to find their perfect form, they are approaching a game that will be a bit concerning for the fans. West Bromwich Albion have been a bogey team for the Lilywhites over the years. The Baggies have a tendency of shocking the bigger clubs in the Premier League and Spurs are no exception. On top of that, they are a Tony Pulis side. Even though Pochettino’s side have now found their feet, winning this game would not be a straightforward task for them.
Spurs are right now third in the League, sitting seven points behind Chelsea, and will be full of confidence after putting an end to Chelsea’s 13-game winning run. Meanwhile, West Brom are having a season beyond all kind of expectations and have a chance to leapfrog Everton to the seventh place in the League table. So, this one has all the ingredients to be a cracker of a game.
Spurs have won just three out of their last ten games against the Baggies. So, the head to head records will not be giving confidence to Pochettino at all.
Erik Lamela is the only major absentee for Spurs with a hip injury. The Argentine has been out of action for a long time now and the fans have every reason to be anxious about that.
Jonny Evans is out for the Baggies. Chris Brunt and Allan Nyom are both doubtful. There are concerns over Saido Berahino’s fitness.
Spurs: Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Walker, Dembele, Wanyama, Rose; Eriksen, Alli; Kane
West Brom: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Fletcher, Yacob, Chadli, Morrison, Phillips, Rondon
Spurs- Dele Alli
Alli has been in the form of his life of late and has been at the centre of Spurs’ fightback. The 20-year-old has scored seven goals in his last four Premier League games and has pretty much been the main man for the North London club.
West Bromwich Albion- Nacer Chadli
The Belgian attacking midfielder will be back at White Hart Lane this weekend where he spent three years. He made a big impact at West Midlands but has faded away a little in the last few months. However, he will be all fired up to hurt his old employers. Spurs’ defence is one of the best in Europe but knowing the players closely, Chadli has what it takes to cut it open.
Spurs win @8/25
West Brom win @23/2