Tottenham v Swansea – Match Preview
Swansea travel to North London looking for their first ever victory at White Hart Lane. They have never won a Premier League match against Tottenham and never won in 12 outings in the League against them.
They have only managed to pick up a dismal 2 points in total but with have renewed faith that this Sunday will be their lucky day having reached the Capital One Cup semi-final midweek.
Spurs will be looking to bounce back from their disastrous collapse at Goodison Park last weekend conceding two goals at the death. AVB’s men still remain firmly within touching distance of the top four so won’t be unduly concerned about their prospects just yet.
They should take note of the Welsh club as they look to secure back to back North London victories this season having despatched Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates not so long ago.
AVB will be without Gareth Bale (Hamstring) as Clint Dempsey looks to continue his impressive display of form deputising in the midfielder’s absence.
The Premier League clash may have come just too soon for Scott Parker who is on the verge of a return to the Spurs set up, adding much needed steel to the midfield, though he could make the bench.
Dawson and Benoit Assou Ekotto look doubts for the fixture with the latter only recently returning to light training. Younes Kaboul (knee) is also set to be out until next year.
Michael Laudrup will continue on with 34 year old Gerhard Tremmel as the impressive Michel Vorm remains on the sidelines.
Ashley Williams served a one-match ban for accumulating five yellow cards in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, so will return to the starting XI on Sunday. Neil Taylor remains a long term injury yet is expected to put pen to paper to a new deal to keep him at the club when he returns.
Tottenham have only failed to hit the back of the net in the League once this season and only Everton have matched this impressive record. So Spurs will be looking to get in amongst the goals again on Sunday.