TOTTENHAM – LEICESTER
If it was not about losing points in two consecutive games, now Tottenham would be at the top of the table in the Premier League. But the Londoners didn’t win neither one of their games against West Bromwich and Bournemouth, which means that now they are even out of the Top 4. Although they may quickly go back there, if this time they do the job against the champion Leicester City at home.
Even being at 5th place in the table, Tottenham are just one point away from the leader Manchester City, which is proving how competitive the Premier League is this season. Spurs are one of the best teams in the league, so they will surely aim even for the gold medals this season.
Last season the gold medals were won by Tottenham’s next opponent Leicester City. The Foxes are doing a great job in the Champions League, but they are not as much convincing in the Premier League. Leicester is currently 12th in the standings, with Claudio Ranieri’s team being more close to the relegation zone than it is to the top. Although a lot of people would say that such a dip in the form, compared to the last season, was absolutely expected.
Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino will be without the services of Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld, who are still injured. Except them, everyone else at the White Hart Lane is fit and ready to play.
Claudio Ranieri’s headaches come from the injuries of Andy King, Nampalys Mendy and Matty James, although King and James are close to coming back in action.
Last season Leicester won at the White Hart Lane, when Robert Huth scored a late winner for The Foxes. Now Spurs will have the chance to avenge the loss and eventually get back into the Top 4 of the Premier League.