By Alex Demarco

Tottenham Hotspur will have their work cut out if they are to rack up their fifth consecutive Premier League victory, when they travel to the Hawthorns Stadium on Saturday to take on West Bromwich Albion.

Still unbeaten in the league, Spurs went into the international break having swept aside Manchester City in a 2-0 win, leaving them in second place, just one point behind Pep Guardiola’s men.


Despite picking up just two wins so far, the Baggies have had a solid start to the campaign and are ninth in the league.

Their record summer signing, Nacer Chadli, faces his former team for the first time having swapped White Hart Lane for the Hawthorns in a £13 million move.

The Belgian winger has been in top form for Tony Pulis’ side, scoring three times and providing two assists in his last three games.

Chadli will be hoping to add to that tally against his ex-team-mates and show manager Mauricio Pochettino that he was wrong to let him go.

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, September’s player of the month, has led the line impressively in Harry Kane’s absence and has six goals to his name up to now.


Mousa Dembele is a major doubt for this game due to a foot injury sustained in training.

With matches coming thick and fast, Pochettino will be wise to rest the influential midfielder, allowing Victor Wanyama to keep his place in the starting XI.


Captain Darren Fletcher is West Brom’s only injury concern having suffered a dead leg whilst on international duty with Scotland.

History is not on Albion’s side, however, as they have won just three times in their last 25 matches against the North London side.

Potential West Brom Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom; Fletcher, Yacob; Phillips, McClean, Chadli; Rondon

Potential Tottenham Starting XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Walker, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Rose; Wanyama, Alli, Eriksen; Sissoko, Lamela, Son

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