Tottenham v Sunderland: Premier League preview
Tottenham suffered their first defeat of the season on Wednesday night. The North Londoners lost 2-1 to Monaco in the Champions League at Wembley Stadium.
Toby Alderweireld’s header was not enough to spark a comeback as Spurs found themselves 2-0 down just after the half-hour mark.
Sunderland, meanwhile, were downed 3-0 on Monday night by a rampant Everton side.
David Moyes’ side linger in the relegation zone, still in search of their first win of the league campaign.
Former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe has already picked up 2 goals so far and will be looking to net against his old employers.
Mauricio Pochettino may make a few changes, given his side’s midweek exploits.
Moussa Sissoko is expected to make his first start for the club, operating on the right of midfield. Erik Lamela’s place also comes into contention.
Vincent Janssen provides an alternative to striker Harry Kane, though his introduction is likely to come off the bench.
Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier are likely to occupy the two deep-lying midfield roles, meaning Victor Wanyama will have to settle for a place on the bench.
Dembele made his first appearance of the season in midweek, having missed the opening four Premier League matches through suspension.
Danny Rose is a doubt for the match, meaning Ben Davies will keep his spot at left-back.
Jordan Pickford is expected to keep his place in goal, despite Sunderland’s recruitment of goalkeeper Mika.
Billy Jones is a slight doubt for the match, but Moyes has ample numbers in defence.
Lee Cattermole is lacking fitness following injury, but may be risked in central midfield, while Steven Pienaar is another slight fitness concern.
Forwards Victor Anichebe and Fabio Borini are sidelined, meaning Defoe will lead the line on his own.
Tottenham predicted line up
Sunderland predicted line up
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Tottenham 3-0 Sunderland