By Matthew Rose

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Sunderland to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon in the final fixture of the Premier League weekend.

Spurs, who come into the game on the back of a 2-1 Champions League defeat to French side Monaco, will be looking to bounce back immediately against a Sunderland team that is leaking goals and lacking confidence.

The North London side welcomed Moussa Dembele back from suspension in midweek and Mauricio Pochettino has a near full contingent to choose from, with Danny Rose (hamstring) the only absentee.

The same can’t be said for Black Cats boss David Moyes, however.

Fabio Borini, Sebastian Larsson, Vito Mannone and Victor Anichebe are all set for an extended stint on the sidelines.

However, the Wearsiders, who are winless so far in the Premier League and have just one point to their name, do welcome back captain Lee Cattermole, Steven Pienaar and Billy Jones.

The onus will surely be on Tottenham to continue their unbeaten start to the Premier League season though, with the team registering two wins and two draws from their opening four fixtures.

Spurs scored four goals at Stoke City last time out, with the team showing they don’t need to rely solely on star striker Harry Kane to hit the back of the net.

The England international missed a host of chances on Wednesday night against Monaco but will be looking forward to taking on Sunderland – the team he scored the first of his 50 Premier League goals against.

Spurs could also hand a first start to £30 million signing Moussa Sissoko following his deadline day move from Newcastle United.

The Mackems will be relying on ex-Spurs hitman Jermain Defoe to provide the goals if they are to get anything from the trip to London.

Potential Tottenham Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen; Kane

Potential Sunderland Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Jones, Djilobodji, Kone, Van Aanholt; Kirchoff, Rodwell; Januzaj, Watmore, Khazri; Defoe


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