Match Preview: Spurs vs Leicester City (back to winning ways?)

Match Preview: Spurs vs Leicester City (back to winning ways?)

After my excellent trip to Portugal – with a shit result thrown in – we are back to earth and into the league. This time we face the strongest Premier club in the division – Leicester City – who are holding up the rest. Yes, we face bottom-of-the-table Leicester Titty… with news probably imminent that their manager will get the sack… that is, if we beat him (well, not quite Brendan Rogers, but the team he is managing to relegation).

After our disastrous match against Sporting Lisbon – a crap team – we aim to bounce back when we welcome Leicester City to North London for Saturday evening’s battle.

We suffered a 2-0 loss in Portugal in midweek, while Brendan Rodgers’s men most recently went down 5-2 to Brighton & Hove Albion. And when I say “down,” very literally down… they are at the very bottom of the Premier league. It wasn’t that long ago that they amazed the world by winning the league… now look at them! “Rogers out” some of their fans cry.

Match preview

Spurs

Conte watched his side struggle to create many clear opportunities against Sporting. But Conte did not believe that a defeat accurately reflected how the game went. It doesn’t matter, we lost… no matter how poor they were or better we were. A loss is still a loss.

Now we have an opportunity to recover against the worst team in the league. And the game is going ahead despite concerns that Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral would force a postponement.

A 2-1 win over Fulham two weekends ago saw us move onto 14 points from our first six games of the season. We could end the day top of the table if Manchester City fail to overcome the Wolves at lunchtime. Current leaders Woolwich will hope to respond against Brentford the following day (Sunday).

Leicester City

One would not knock Leicester for being beaten by the likes of Woolwich, Yankee-Chelski or the poorer side of Manchester, United. Still, performances in all areas of the pitch have been alarming nonetheless, and only Bournemouth (18) have shipped more goals than Roger’s team (16) so far.

We did the double over Leicester by an aggregate scoreline of 6-3 last season and are now out to record our fourth successive win in this fixture.

Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form:

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Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions):

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Leicester City Premier League form:

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Leicester City form (all competitions):

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Team News

Spurs

Lucas Moura is confirmed to be missing until after the international break with his tendon problem.

Conte elected to leave Dejan Kulusevski on the bench as he remains reluctant to drop Son from the first XI. The Swedish international may have to accept a substitute role again, with Conte seemingly keen to boost Son’s confidence.

Ryan Sessegnon and Yves Bissouma push for starts.

Leicester City

Rodgers has a near-fully fit squad and should only be working without long-term absentees Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand for the trip to our stadium.

Jamie Vardy was dropped to the bench against Brighton, and despite his liking for scoring against the Big Six clubs, Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho are primed to hold their places after each netting at the Amex.

Daniel Amartey’s return to fitness.

My possible starting lineup:

Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bissouma, Sessegnon; Richarlison, Kane, Son

My prediction: 2-0

I say we can beat them by 2 goals to nil. If Leicester reverts to a three-man backline, we will need to up our attacking game to get the job done.

Rodgers’s team seems to have imploded at this early stage of the campaign. They usually ship a few goals in their encounters with us.

As for us, I am hoping we bounce back from our midweek disappointment and extend our winning run at home.

That is it… I am taking Jenette to the match… hopefully to a winning game.

Up the Spurs!

Glenn

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2 thoughts on “Match Preview: Spurs vs Leicester City (back to winning ways?)

  1. I like your article, a life long Spurs fan since 1960 just like myself.In my view we lack a creative midfielder which we havent had since Ericksen

    1. Thank you. I agree… however, what a result yesterday. I just hope we can continue when we face Arsenal. All the best, Glenn

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