Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(40) 32 Goals 49 (62)
(27) 20 Assists 30 (45)
(6.5) 6.7 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
30 Average Age 29.3
181.5 Average Height (cm) 179.8
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1.6 (1.1)
(48%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 47% (46%)
(0.4) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.8)
(1.5) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
John Ruddy Out 6.8
Steve Morison Out 6.13
Sebastien Bassong Doubtful 6.84
Player Reason Status Rating
Younes Kaboul Out 6.52
Sandro Out 7.4
Jermain Defoe Doubtful 6.81
William Gallas Doubtful 6.85
Emmanuel Adebayor Out 6.67

Team News

  • Sebastien Bassong is a doubt to play against former club Tottenham due to the calf injury that kept him out of the Liverpool game.
  • Norwich will be keen for him to return after they conceded 5 goals in the game he missed.
  • Norwich have no other fresh injury concerns so are likely to field a familiar side.
  • Tottenham this week confirmed that Lewis Holtby will be joining the club in January rather than the summer and he could be involved for the trip to Carrow Road.
  • Jermain Defoe missed the loss at Leeds at the weekend with a hip injury that he may eventually need surgery on, but painkilling injections are likely to allow him to play.
  • If Defoe doesn't make it, with Adebayor still away at the African Cup of Nations, Dempsey will play up front, and Holtby could go straight into the attacking midfield trio.


  • This fixture has already happened once this season, when the two met in the early stages of the Capital One Cup with Norwich coming from behind late on to clinch a 2-1 win.
  • Added to that, the Canaries won at White Hart Lane last season and drew in this clash last season, so they have a good record against Spurs and stand a decent chance of ending their terrible recent run - just one point from the last 18 available.
  • Both teams will be hoping to quickly forget their surprise FA Cup defeats at the weekend with a positive result here. Spurs are unbeaten in 7 games but their loss to Leeds only served to highlight their weaknesses, which Norwich have proven good at taking advantage of in recent games against them.

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