Spurs versus Bournemouth: (match preview)
After a two week international break, domestic football returns for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side, tomorrow ahead of a big week for the lilywhites. The opposition is Bournemouth at the national stadium (Wembley) a league game for which our lads need to win having not yet won a home league game this season. Pochettino will be desperate to change that and the visit of Bournemouth presents the perfect opportunity for Spurs to continue their excellent recent form, with victory over the cherries. Our lads need to forget about the mouthwatering champions league away to Real Madrid on Tuesday, and knuckle down against Eddie Howe’s super fit Bournemouth team. Howe’s attack minded side haven’t had the best of starts to the season, they sit in 19th place with just four points from seven league games, despite their attacking prowess which includes former Spurs favourite Jermaine Defoe, Norway’s Josh King and pacy winger Jordan Ibe. The cherries have conceded 11 goals so far in the league this season, so there are defensive vulnerabilities that we can exploit. I think our lads will restart league football with a flourish tomorrow in front of a buoyant crowd, let’s hope Harry Kane can carry his red hot form into this game.
Spurs absentees: Dembele, Lamela, Rose, Wanyama.
My predicted line up: (3-4-2-1) Lloris(c), Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Winks, Dier, Davies, Erisken, Alli, Kane.
My predicted score: 3-0 to Spurs courtesy of a goal from Dele and a brace from Harry Kane.
One to watch: A vital clog in Bournemouth’s attacking machine, Irish midfielder Harry Arter is an influential player in the cherry’s side and he was one of the best players during last seasons meeting at the vitality stadium, Arter will also be on a high followings Ireland’s emphatic victory over Wales in midweek.