Spurs versus Watford: (match preview)
After suffering a slight dip in form Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side have slipped down to seventh in the table, though no Spurs fan ought to be concerned in the slightest. A draw against an extremely defensive West Brom side following on from a narrow 2-1 defeat away to Leicester in midweek, our visit to Watford on Saturday will take on further significance. After watching Sky Sports ‘the debate’ show last night, I took away a very intriguing comment from Danny Higginbotham who discussed our recent struggles against sides who are letting us have the majority of possession, whilst catching us on the break. He also thought that coming up against an attacking team such as Marco Silva’s Watford would much better suit our style of play, expecting us to win tomorrow. That was an interesting point, and I tend to agree I feel like we have struggled against very deep lying sides, whilst tending to produce our finest displays against more open teams, e.g Real Madrid, Everton and Dortmund. However I’m putting our recent blip down to the absence of the world class Toby Adlerweireld. Watford sit one place below us in the table, a total contrast to last season the Hornets have been playing fluent attacking football under Silva picking up 21 points from their opening 14 games. They have talent in abundance going forward with the likes of Richarlison, Hughes and Gray but they are vulnerable to leaking in goals, conceding 25 already this campaign, Im expecting us to do them on the break. COYS
My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris(c), Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Trippier, Winks, Dembele, Rose, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
Subs from: Vorm, Davies, Foyth, Aurier, Son, Llorente, Sissoko.
Absent: Wanyama and Alderweireld.
My score prediction: 4-1 to Spurs, courtesy of a brace from Eriksen, a goal from Kane and one from Son.
One to watch: At just 20 years of age Watford’s new Brazilian signing Richarlison is proving to be one of the buys of the season, the former Fluminense forward has taken the premier league by storm. Already playing his part in 8 goals this campaign, the wide man is pacy, highly skilful and intricate in his play and has already won himself many admirers including myself.