TOTTENHAM host Newcastle in a tough Premier League clash with Spurs looking to get over their 2-0 loss to Manchester United earlier this week.
●Start time: 4.30pm
●TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League
●Tottenham XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Lenglet, Emerson, Bentancur, Bissouma, Skipp, Sessegnon, Kane, Son
●Newcastle XI: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton
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Spurs will be desperate to bounce back from an abject showing against Manchester United on home soil this afternoon. Antonio Conte’s side once again failed to turn up for a heavyweight Premier League contest at Old Trafford on Wednesday, suffering a 2-0 defeat that led to their manager ruling out any prospect of a title challenge despite his team heading into the weekend still sitting third and only four points adrift of leaders Arsenal.
Tottenham are on a run of 10 consecutive home victories across all competitions, though are likely to be subject to a stern test from an aspirational Newcastle outfit that have lost only one of their last 14 matches under Eddie Howe and boast the top-flight’s best defensive record. The Magpies currently occupy sixth spot and have pushed the likes of United, Liverpool and Manchester City hard during an impressive start to the season.
Spurs started the weekend third in the table level on points with Manchester City and four points behind leaders Arsenal. Conte’s men looked to be moving in the right direction following wins over Brighton, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Everton but they were woefully swept aside by United last time out and need to put in a performance today to get back on track.
Newcastle, meanwhile, will be harbouring their own thoughts about a top four challenge. Unbeaten in six – three wins, three draws – and getting the best out of players like Joelinton and Miguel Almiron, Eddie Howe’s side boast the best defensive record in the league having conceded just nine goals in 11 matches. The started the week sixth in the table and don’t look out of place against the teams around them such as Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea.