The English Premier League leaders face an out-of-form Arsenal at home and in front of their fans. Fans couldn’t have wished for a better fixture for them to enter their stadium again. Back-to-Back Derbies for Tottenham Hotspur.
The Lilywhites followed a goalless draw with a 3-3 draw against LASK of Austria. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho had to say a lot about the match in the presser.
“[ I learned] nothing new really. The fact that the Europa League group phase doesn’t motivate some of the players, I knew it.”– Mourinho
Tottenham have a very tough fixture list ahead of them as they will have to play Crystal Palace, Liverpool, and Leicester City. And a win at home would see them start this tough week splendidly.
The Gooners have been in great form in the Europa League. They have won all 5 of their group stage games. However, the same can’t be said about their Premier League form. Arsenal have only won 1 out of their last 6 fixtures while scoring only 2 goals. They currently sit 14th win only 13 points from 10 games.
“Arteta is a good coach. He is a talented coach. He won already an important competition in the first few months of his career; that we cannot deny.”– Mourinho was all praises towards Mikel Arteta.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR VS ARSENAL TEAM NEWS:
Harry Kane is one goal short of being the top goal scorer in the North London derby. However, the English striker didn’t play midweek following a minor muscle injury.
Carlos Vinicius, Sergio Reguilon, and Toby Alderweireld are back from their injuries and are ready for their return. The only confirmed absentee for Tottenham is Erik Lamela.
Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, and Sead Kolasinac returned for Arsenal in their midweek fixture against Rapid Wein. Thomas Partey is expected to return for The Gooners as well.
There is a looming question mark over David Luiz‘s fitness after the Brazilian got into a clash of heads with Wolves front-man Raul Jimenez.
Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Line-up:
Arsenal FC Predicted Line-up:
Considering the league form of both the clubs, it is hard to see Tottenham drop points against their rivals. If Arsenal manage to get a point from this fixture it is entirely a failure on Spurs’ part.
Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 3 – 0 Arsenal