Match Preview Wycombe v Spurs FA Cup 4th Rd. 7.45 pm.
Adams Park, Wycombe
With Liverpool losing last night, seven points behind league leaders United (with a game in hand), we are still in with a shout in the league. Hence, we should be confident going into this 4th round cp tie with Wycombe Wanderers. There are no easy matches anymore – just ask Liverpool! – so when we go into this game, we will show them respect. But saying that, we have the quality to make this game all one-way.
Wycombe Wanderers host us on Monday night.
Wycombe are bottom of the Championship having picked up just 15 points in 23 matches since their promotion last season. Both teams have met only once before, and that was in the FA Cup fourth round in 2017. Then Wycombe led 2-0 at half-time and 3-2 with a minute to go, then up popped Alli and Son to rescue our arses from the fire, and gave us a dramatic win (3-4).
We beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday to record our fifth win in a seven-match unbeaten run, while Wycombe haven’t played since beating Preston North End 4-1 in the third round a fortnight ago.
Wycombe vs Tottenham
Wycombe have found that stepping up to the Championship hard going this season. The Wanderers lost their first seven league matches. Our current form and the fact Wycombe will not have played for 16 days by Monday nights makes the game a foregone conclusion, at least in theory.
We have already reached the League Cup final this season, and I can see us continuing in our quest for more than one trophy. Jose Mourinho has fielded strong sides in cup ties throughout the season, as we hope to end our13-year wait for a trophy. He is likely to do the same for our trip to Adams Park, but even if he does rotate his line-up considerably, we have more than enough strength in depth. Add to that, we have the second-best defensive record in the Premier League this season, while Wycombe have scored just 16 goals in 23 Championship games.
The depth in our squad can be demonstrated by the players who did not feature in Sheffield United’s victory on Sunday. Players such as Toby Alderwiereld, Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko and Gareth Bale. All unused substitutes and, of course, Dele Alli, who was not even part of the squad. As for Carlos Vinicius and Lucas Moura, well, they made cameo appearances from the bench. However, I expect them to feature for longer against Wycombe. As for Harry Kane and Son, I expect them to be on the bench. With plenty of attacking options at our disposal, we will be expecting to grab many goals in this tie.
My prediction; over 4-0, probably 6-0 or more.
My predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Hart; Doherty, Rodon, Alderweireld, Davies; Winks, Sissoko; Son, Bale, Moura; Vinicius.
Tottenham Hotspur team news
Lo Celso is out with a hamstring injury. Steven Bergwijn is likely to remain in the squad after recovering from illness to return in the victory over Sheffield United. Perhaps the biggest question is whether Mourinho’s expected rotation will give Alli a rare start. With all the speculation of him going to PSG, either on loan or to be sold, might mean he could sit it out.
Last five results
09 Jan FAC Wycombe 4 Preston 1 W
02 Jan CH Wycombe 1 Middlesbrough 3 L
29 Dec CH Wycombe 2 Cardiff 1 W
26 Dec CH Bristol City 2 Wycombe 1 L
19 Dec CH Wycombe 1 QPR 1 D
17 Jan PL Sheff United 1 Spurs 3 W
13 Jan PL Spurs 1 Fulham 1 D
10 Jan FAC Marine 0 Spurs 5 W
05 Jan LC Spurs 2 Brentford 0 W
02 Jan PL Spurs 3 Leeds 0 W
Stay safe and enjoy the weekend.
Best regards, Glenn