With this afternoon full of important derby fixtures across the United Kingdom as the North east derby took place earlier at St. James’s Park between Newcastle United and Sunderland, the Manchester derby at the Etihad stadium between Manchester City and Manchester United and Dundee and Dundee United clashed in the SPL, this fixture at White Hart Lane between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth should not be underestimated.
After fielding a weakened side last week in the defeat against German outfit Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League, Spurs recovered in the league last Sunday in a comfortable 3-0 win against Championship bound Aston Villa as their title charge stays on course.
Since the turn of the year, the Cherries have been in wonderful form and can go into this fixture knowing that they’re more likely to stay in the Premier League meaning they can attack the Lilywhites with confidence.
Tottenham have only lost two of their last 16 Premier League games on home soil while Bournemouth have lost just one in their last nine away games.
As the teams are announced, Spurs name an unchanged side from the victory at Villa Park while Harry Arter replaces Dan Gosling for the visitors.
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) March 20, 2016
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 20, 2016