Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(62) 50 Goals 19 (33)
(45) 28 Assists 11 (20)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
27.5 Average Age 29.7
182.6 Average Height (cm) 187.5
(1.1) 1.6 Shots pg 0.6 (0.8)
(46%) 45% Aerial Duel Success 61% (59%)
(0.9) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.3 (0.3)
(1.5) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Younes Kaboul Out 6.52
Emmanuel Adebayor Doubtful 6.66
Benoit Assou-Ekotto Doubtful 7.13
Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Wilson Out 6.93
Rory Delap Out 5.89
Charlie Adam Out 6.6
Michael Owen Doubtful 6.14

Team News

  • Gareth Bale has recovered from his hamstring injury and is fit to face Stoke, as was confirmed this week by head coach Andre Villas-Boas. He will replace Clint Dempsey on the left side of midfield.
  • Steven Caulker may return at the heart of the Spurs defence to add some height to that part of the team after he sat out the win over Swansea last week.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor was forced off injured in that match but should be available to partner Jermain Defoe up front, while Scott Parker is back from injury and will be needed at some point over the festive period, though probably not just yet.
  • Andy Wilkinson was back in action in the draw with Everton last week and will continue at right-back with American Geoff Cameron continuing on the left in Marc Wilson's absence.
  • Peter Crouch and Matthew Etherington should both face their former employers, though Michael Kightly may push the latter for the position on the left side of midfield.
  • Charlie Adam is set to sit this one out after the recent death of his father.

Prediction

  • Tottenham held out with a 1-0 scoreline despite a late scare against Swansea last week, and after conceding plenty of late goals this season to throw away narrow leads, they will have gained a lot of confidence from maintaining their lead last time out.
  • Stoke did well to come from behind and pick up another point against Everton last week. It was their 9th draw from 17 games in the league this season and they are now unbeaten in 7 matches. They are a tough side to beat and will provide tough opposition for Spurs here.
  • Last season this game ended 1-1 with van der Vaart rescuing a point late on for Spurs. Given both teams form this season, we could well see a repeat scoreline.
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Comments (7)

 
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  • Adam will be on compassionate leave. His father just passed away. Though I dislike him as a player, but my condolence to the Adam family.

  • Favorite tottenham, but stoke best of draw

  • And yet Stoke's GD is +2. Would be interesting to see how many other squads (if any) were best in GA and worst in GF.

  • 2-1 to spurs, defoe is on fire!

  • amazing to think that the best defense in the league is stoke

  • Stoke. The draw kings

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