Tottenham vs Huddersfield
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Kick off: 4PM
Tottenham will look to record a fourth straight home league win when Huddersfield Town visit Wembley this afternoon, but the hosts received a major blow on the eve of the encounter.
Toby Alderweireld has been ruled out the Champions League last-16 second-leg clash against Juventus with a hamstring injury while Jan Vertonghen is facing a fight to be fit for both matches due to an ankle problem.
Vertonghen has returned to training but manager Mauricio Pochettino may opt not to risk him against the Terriers.
Pochettino insists he is focused on strengthening Spurs’ Champions League hopes for next season despite the close proximity with the match against the Italian champions.
The Argentine said: “Both our eyes are focused on the game against Huddersfield. That for us is the most important game. It’s an important three points for the battle for the top four.
“We cannot think of the game after. We need to be focused and ready to compete because it will be tough. Huddersfield are in a position where they need points too. For us the most important thing is today.”
David Wagner’s side have won their last two Premier League games to move three points above the relegation zone in 14th place, and defender Florent Hadergjonaj feels the visitors could spring a surprise in memorable surroundings.
“For us it’s a big game against a big opponent, but Wembley, I think a lot of players have a very good feeling for Wembley,” he said.
“We come from a very good period. We are confident. We have played very well in the last three games. I’m looking forward to this game and really happy we can play in such a big stadium against this team.”
Tottenham possible XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.
Huddersfield possible XI: Loessl, Hadergjonaj, Joergensen, Schindler, Kongolo, Malone, Williams, Hogg, Billing, Pritchard, Mounie.