With Spurs having wobbled on their return to Premier League football with a 1-1 draw at West Brom last weekend and Bournemouth having made a fine comeback with a 6-1 battering of Hull City, today’s lunchtime kick-off is evenly poised.
The travelling side enter this one with aspirations of going to the top of the table – albeit they may only stay there for a few hours – with a win at the Vitality Stadium enough to take them above Arsenal and Manchester City, while a draw will leave them level at the summit.
The Cherries, meanwhile, could go ahead of bitter South Coast rivals Southampton with a victory, and should they secure an unlikely five-goal win, they’ll even leapfrog Manchester United to move seventh.
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Bournemouth make just one change from the team that hammered Hull, with Josh King in in place of Junior Stanislas. Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere is in the XI against his parent club’s big rivals.
Spurs are without Toby Alderweireld, so Eric Dier slots in at centre-back, but Danny Rose’s midweek injury has cleared in time for him to play. Heung-min Son starts up front, with Vincent Janssen dropped.