Tottenham will be looking to stake their claim as a third force in the league title race when they host Leicester on Hallowed Turf. The Lilywhites are left only five points adrift of Manchester City and Liverpool despite losing some important players in Harry Kane and Dele Alli and a win for them will up the pressure on league leaders.
Tottenham have had three wins on the bounce since their last loss against Manchester United for league matches away.
Although, it must be pointed out that they have had to wait till the final minutes of the game before running away with all three points.
A 93rd minute goal from Harry Winks against Fulham, Son’s goal in the 83rd minute against Newcastle and Llorente’ goal within just 10 minutes from time have made them lucky winners simply put.
Upcoming matches against Chelsea, Arsenal and the double-header against Dortmund will prove a tough test for them. That said, they would be looking to take it one at a time and a win against Leicester who have beaten Chelsea, Manchester City and drawn Leicester will be a good way to prove doubters wrong.
Recent form (in the league): L W L W W W
Puel’s men have proved a point against the Big Six this term having won Manchester City, Chelsea and coming away with a draw against Liverpool.
However, they haven’t been impressive against small teams. Indeed, they lost to a League Two side Newport in the third round of the FA Cup.
Following these games were losses to Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Foxes will be scratching their heads at the thought of playing consecutive games against the ‘Big Six’ with their last two against Manchester United and Liverpool.
Claude Puel and his men will be looking to reinstill confidence among their fans with a win against Liverpool having lost 10 out of their 11 attempts away from home.
Recent form (in the league): L W L L D L
Dele Alli and Harry Kane remain out due to injuries for the home side.
For the Foxes, it is Daniel Amartey and Marc Albrighton who have to sit out having sustained injuries.
Possible Starting Line-Up
Lloris; Rose, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Trippier; Winks, Sissoko; Lamela; Eriksen, Lucas; Son
Schmeichel; Chillwel, Maguire, Morgan, Perreira; Mendy, Ndidi; Tielemans, Maddison; Barnes; Vardy