Match Preview – Swansea City (H)

Tottenham must bounce back this week after the disappointing Capital One Cup final defeat to Chelsea, as they entertain Garry Monk’s Swansea City.

Venue: White Hart Lane

Kick-Off: 7:45pm

Television Coverage: Not televised

Stats (via BBC Sport)

Tottenham are unbeaten in their seven Premier League games against Swansea, winning the last six. The Swans have never won a league game away to Spurs (D2, L14) and have lost their last 13 games at White Hart Lane since a 1-1 draw in 1930. However, Swansea did win a League Cup game 3-1 at White Hart Lane in 1978.

Spurs are without a win in five league and cup games (D2, L3) since victory against Arsenal. The 2-0 loss to Chelsea saw Tottenham suffer back-to-back defeats for the first time since Mauricio Pochettino took charge. It is 12 months since they last lost three in a row in all competitions. Tottenham have picked up 16 points from losing positions this season, more than any other Premier League side. Harry Kane has scored 12 goals in his last 11 league games. Spurs’ next win will be their 350th in the Premier League.

Opposition Focus

Swansea are chasing a third successive league win – something they last achieved in August. The first two games of that run were a 2-1 victory against Manchester United and 1-0 win versus Burnley – mirroring results in their two most recent matches. Garry Monk’s side have netted three goals or more in just one Premier League game this season – August’s 3-0 win against West Brom. Last term they managed the feat on eight occasions. Only Everton (17) have dropped more points from winning positions than Swansea (16) this season, prior to the latest round of matches.

Team News

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Tuesday to the press that he has a clean bill of health ahead of the visit from the Welsh side.


Starting XI: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies, Mason, Bentaleb, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane

Score: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Swansea City


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