Sam Allardyce’s task of keeping West Brom in the Premier League has gotten harder overnight as they have sunk to 11 points adrift of safety.
Now they make the trip to north London to face a Spurs side who have lost each of their last three league outings, so they too will be looking to bounce back with a result.
Last week, Albion only managed to pick up one point from Fulham and Sheffield United, a shocking return given they are the two sides either side of them in the table.
Big Sam has plenty to ponder in terms of team selection, especially with two new signings available for selection, so here’s the lineup we could see in N17 this lunchtime…
Between the sticks, Sam Johnstone is a shoo-in to continue but we may see one change at the back as Darnell Furlong replaces the young Dara O’Shea at right-back.
The 21-year-old struggled again against the Blades, so it should be an obvious switch to make. Furlong will go in alongside Conor Townsend at left-back and central duo Kyle Bartley and Semi Ajayi.
In midfield, Ainsley Maitland-Niles is in line to make his debut having joined from Arsenal on deadline day. He’ll want to get one-up on their arch-rivals alongside skipper Jake Livermore at the base of a five-man midfield.
Matheus Pereira should be deployed behind the striker with Robert Snodgrass and Karlan Grant either side. The latter comes in to replace the struggling Callum Robinson.
Whilst Maitland-Niles’ introduction means Snodgrass must revert back to the wing, taking the place of Matty Phillips.
In attack, we should see Mbaye Diagne lead the line once more, and even though Celta Vigo midfielder Okay Yoksulu is also available for selection, he will have to wait for his maiden bow.
Although, he could feature from the bench.
It means there is also no place for Hal Robson-Kanu, Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher or Romaine Sawyers, who all will have to settle for a place on the bench.
In total, Allardyce could make three changes from the side that was defeated in midweek.