Tottenham v West Brom
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Tottenham will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they face managerless West Brom on Saturday (today).
Spurs suffered a setback last weekend as they were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal in the north London derby, a result that leaves them 11 points behind leaders Manchester City.
Although they did bounce back with a win over Borussia Dortmund in midweek that secured top spot in their Champions League group, Mauricio Pochettino is now urging complete focus on West Brom.
“No-one will remember what happened in the past, for us it’s to look forward, try to be ready for Saturday, a massive game for us against West Brom,” he said.
“Happy for the result, to be top of the table, first, but we’re looking forward to playing the next game.”
West Brom have only won two of their last 21 league games and Gary Megson will be in caretaker charge after Tony Pulis’ sacking on Monday.
“Everybody is looking for a performance and a result,” said Megson. “We’ve got to go to Tottenham and give it a right good go. It’s a big game and one that’ll be tough.”
Tottenham Hotspur have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League meetings with West Brom (W6 D8), losing 0-1 at home in September 2014, just as the Baggies have lost just one of their last five away Premier League visits to face Tottenham (W1 D3 L1), though it did come in this fixture last season (0-4).
This will be West Brom’s first visit to Wembley since the 2008 FA Cup semi-final that they lost 0-1 to Portsmouth thanks to a goal from former player Kanu.
Tottenham possible XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Trippier, Sissoko, Dembele, Davies, Eriksen, Kane, Alli.
West Brom possible XI: Foster, Nyom, McAuley, Evans, Brunt, Gibbs, Phillips, Livermore, Krychowiak, Rodriguez, Rondon.