Match Preview Spurs v The Spammers – back on track?
After our disastrous defeat against Chelski, because two men were sent off, plus injuries to two key players, we saw an injury-hit Spurs suffer two more losses after that game. That is until we faced the Premier League and European Champions, where our bad luck was expected to continue. Miraculously, we held them to a draw and on their ground. Now, we face the Spammers on our turf… and we are ready and waiting…
My prediction, team news, lineup etc.
Yes, we return to our Tottenham Stadium buzzing, fresh from our six-goal fest at the Etihad Stadium last weekend.
As for the chocolate fudger Spammers, they also come to us on the back of a draw against Palace (not the same, admittedly, as their game was more of a mid-to-low table clash).
Before our game, many journalists asked whether an injury-ravaged Tottenham would have the credentials to compete away against reigning Premier League champions City. And the answer was yes. Our injury-slashed team held their own and salvaged a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw.
With such an injury-ravaged team taking on such Champions, nobody expected us to have any chance of getting anything other than a spanking… but Ange showed us what he could do with such a sticky-taped team.
But that was then, this is now… and I am sure that that victory (and it felt like a victory) will be the boost that will give us the momentum to bulldoze us through Christmas to the January transfer window, and our injured are back in the bosom of Ange’s revolution.
Our Premier League form:
The Chocolate-fudged Spammers Premier League form:
Chocolate-fudged-Spammers form (all competitions):
Our treatment room includes Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle), James Maddison (ankle), Micky van de Ven (hamstring), Pape Matar Sarr (muscle), Manor Solomon (knee), Ivan Perisic (knee), Ryan Sessegnon (thigh), Ashley Phillips (ankle) and Alfie Whiteman (ankle).
At the same time, Eric Dier is doubtful after missing the draw with Man City due to a muscle problem sustained in training.
On the plus side, Cristian Romero is available for selection after serving a three-match suspension; he is expected to go straight back into the defence at the expense of Emerson Royal.
I think Postecoglou is unlikely to make too many changes to his first XI.
Richarlison is back after undergoing groin surgery.
My possible starting lineup:
Vicario; Porro, Romero, Davies, Udogie; Bissouma, Lo Celso; Johnson, Kulusevski, Gil; Son
As for my Prediction…
In my previous prediction against City, I predicted a loss; we got a draw. As one wag said, maybe I should predict a failure against the Chocolate Fudger Spammers so that we will win… I am not going to do that… but a nice try. So, I feel we are on the upturn, and I predict a 3-1 victory.
Considering that we have seen at least three goals scored each of the last five games involving us and that of the Fudgers, who have found the net in 10 of their previous 11 meetings with us, I expect goals.
As we have shown the world, we can battle with the best despite our extensive injury list, and while the Spammers should not be taken lightly, we should do enough to outscore our opponents en route to claiming our first three points since October 27.
So… that said, I am looking forward to an exciting game where I see us building on our “victory” (ok, draw) against possible points deducted, the City rule-fiddlers.
Up the Spurs!
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I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
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