Tottenham Hotspur host Sunderland at White Hart Lane later today and will hope to continue their unbeaten domestic run in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men have a job on their hands to bounce back from the obvious disappointment of losing 2-1 to Monaco in the Champions League in midweek – but a clash against a modest Black Cats outfit looks like the ideal opportunity.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 18, 2016
Spurs have seen other top-four hopefuls record victories over the course of the weekend and the North London side will be eager to keep pace with their rivals.
Pochettino has made three changes from the side that was beaten at Wembley, with the most notable inclusion that of Moussa Dembele, who returns after suspension.
Jan Vertonghen is set to play at left-back and Eric Dier drop into centre-half, with Demebele partnered by Victor Wanyama in midfield.
Moussa Sissoko also gets his first start for the club, with the Argentine’s squad rotation meaning Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen drop out of the starting XI and onto the bench.
Spurs have an excellent recent record against Sunderland and will hope to continue this – here the side that Pochettino will field against the North East visitors.
Tottenham starting XI vs Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Dier, Vertonghen; Dembele, Wanyama; Sissoko, Alli, Son; Kane