Spurs versus Huddersfield Town: (match preview)
The sixth of September 1972 was the last time that Spurs played Huddersfield, the match was a league cup second round tie which was played in front of just over 20,000 spectators at White Hart Lane. That particular game ended in a 2-1 victory for Spurs courtesy of goals from Alan Gilzean and Martin Chivers. Now, more than 40 years later and after a fairytale promotion to the premier league, Spurs travel to Yorkshire for tomorrows game to take on the newly promoted club. Huddersfield who are so far unbeaten at home (the John Smiths stadium) this season, produced a fairy tale return to the top flight of English football last season, through the brilliance of both their players and manager David Wagner. Tomorrows league game is our last match before a two week international break, so it’s imperative that Pochettino’s side get the three points against a well structured Huddersfield. We’ve won our last three games in all competitions, with our away form being nothing short of sensational. With players such as Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli returning to the team, I’m hoping that our attacking prowess will prove too much for the terriers. Wagner has the Yorkshire club playing some fine attacking football, and one of the players at the heart of that is Huddersfield’s Australian midfielder and creative force within the side, Aaron Mooy. I’m optimistic for Saturdays big game, though Pochettino’s lads face a tough test, I’m hopeful that they’ll achieve their objective. COYS
Absentees for Huddersfield: Mounié, Quaner, Williams, Palmer, Stankovic.
Absentees for Spurs: Lamela, Rose, Wanyama, Dembele.
My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris(c), Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Walker-Peters, Dele, Eriksen, Kane.
My score prediction: 3-0 to Spurs courtesy of a Harry Kane brace and a goal from Sissoko.
One to watch: Huddersfield’s influential and creative midfielder, Aaron Mooy.