Inspired Spurs looking for another victory

Last updated: October 2, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Sunday, 4pm
Venue: Liberty Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LLDLW
Away form: WLWWW
Last season: 1-2
Referee: M. Dean
Competition: The Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 on the opening day against Manchester United. Since then Spurs haven’t lost a single game, having won three in a row. The most impressive Tottenham victory was in the last round when Spurs beat 4-1 Manchester City. Harry Kane finally scored a goal and now the “sky looks very bright” to The Londoners.

The form of The Swans drastically dropped. Swansea started the season very well, drawing 2-2 against Chelsea, then they beat Newcastle and Manchester United; but since they won against The Red Devils Swansea have recorded one draw and have lost twice.

Garry Monk said that despite the results he was happy with the performance of the players. He explained that the defeats are because of the lack of luck. If The Swans now win against Tottenham everyone will forget the recent poor results.

Last seven games between these two teams have been won by Tottenham. The Swans seem to be the easiest opponent for Spurs. Swansea have won only twice and have recorded one draw.

Team News

Garry Monk is very happy because all his players are fit and ready to take part in the match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Mason, Dembele and Pritchard are on Tottenham’s injury list. Mason’s injury is the worst. He is suffering from a knee injury.

Nabil Bentaleb has recovered from his ankle injury and is ready to return to the first team. It is likely he will start from the bench.

Bafetimbi Gomis will try to find the net for the fifth time this season. The Frenchman hasn’t scored for four games now.

Quotes of the week

garry monk Garry Monk (Swansea) : “Swansea playing well despite lean run.”

Mauricio Pochettino coach Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) : “Harry Kane is paying price for summer exertions.”

Expected line-ups:

Swansea (4-4-1-1): Fabianski, Taylor, Williams, Fernandez, Naughton, Shelvey, Cork, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Ayew, Gomis.
Subs Sung-Yong, Eder, Bartley, Dyer, Nordfeldt, Tabanau, Angel Rangel.
Not available:
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Vertonghen, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Son, Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane
Subs Alli, Carroll, Davies, Vorm, Bentaleb, Townsend, Trippier.
Injured: Dembele, Pritchard, Mason
Not available:

Key Battle

Sigurdsson this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
7 578 1 2,4 1 0 1 0
Lamela this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
3 (3) 310 1 1,8 2 1 3 0

So far this season

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Swansea this season Tottenham this season
11 League Position 6
2 (0) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (1)
2-0 vs Newcastle Biggest win 4-1 vs Manchester City
1 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (1)
0 (2) (at home) Losses (away) 0 (1)
1-3 to Southampton Biggest Defeat 0-1 to Manchester United
Gomis (4) Top scorer Dier (2)
Sigurdsson (1) Assist Leader Eriksen, Lamela (2)
Y13, R0 Discipline Y20, R0
2 Failures to score 2
2 Clean Sheets 3
4 Both Teams to Score Games 2
3 Over 2.5 Games 2
4 Under 2.5 Games 5
  • Tottenham are totally dominating the form over Swansea, having won 9 from all 12 games between these two teams. Spurs have taken the three points at The Liberty Stadium on three occasions.
  • Spurs have been defeated just once this season. They lost to Manchester United 1-0 at Old Traford on the opening day.
  • Swansea have won only once in their last five games. They have recorded 2 draws and two defeats. The Swans still haven’t lost a game at home.
  • Harry Kane started to show his qualities; the striker scored his first goal of the season against Manchester City last weekend and now he will strive to score another goals.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goalscorer
04/03/15 The Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Swansea City N. Chadli 7′
14/12/14 The Premier League Swansea City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur H. Kane 4′
19/01/14 The Premier League Swansea City 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur Adebayor 35′
25/08/13 The Premier League Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Swansea City Soldado (PG) 58′
30/03/13 The Premier League Swansea City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur Vertonghen 8′