Spurs versus Hull City: (match preview)
The final match of Spurs’ season takes place on Sunday afternoon at the KCOM stadium, as Mauricio Pochettino’s inform side prepare to face already relegated Hull. Fresh from their emphatic 6-1 victory over Leicester City on Thursday, Spurs will be looking to sign off their season in style in what has been a spectacular domestic campaign. Spurs travel to Yorkshire having already secured second spot, but Pochettino hasn’t rested on his laurels as he proved in the week with a strong team selection against Leicester. In fact there’s a still a lot at stake, Harry Kane could retain the golden boot come Sunday evening, Lloris could still win the golden glove, and Spurs could end the season on a phenomenal tally of 86 points, their best of the premier league era. Marco Silva’s side have nothing to lose going into tomorrows game, their standout players include striker Baye Oumar Niasse, former Spurs legend Michael Dawson and winger Kamil Grosicki. I can’t see a repeat of last years final day performance against Newcastle, I’m confident that Pochettino’s side will end the season in style with a victory over the tigers. COYS
Team news: Erik Lamela, Danny Rose and Harry Winks are all out injured whilst captain Hugo Lloris is an injury doubt, as too is right back Kyle Walker. However, Kieran Trippier is in contention again, after returning to full training on Friday after suffering a concussion against Manchester United. It is likely Pochettino will experiment with his squad for Sunday’s game, and there could be a chance that some more youth players get some action. Filip Lesniak who made his debut as an 86th minute substitute against Leicester, could well feature again after an impressive cameo. I’m also hoping to see Spurs starlet Samuel Shashoua feature, Shashoua featured on the bench against Leicester. It will also be interesting to see if young striker Kazaiah Sterling makes the bench, Sterling was part of the squad that travelled to Leicester in the week.
My predicted lineup: Vorm, Alderweireld, Dier, Wimmer, Trippier, Wanyama, Alli, Davies, Eriksen, Son, Kane.
My predicted score line: 4-0 to Spurs courtesy of goals from Kane x2, Alli and Samuel Shashoua.
One to watch: Hull striker Baye Oumar Niasse.