Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur take on Stoke City at White Hart Lane. It's been months since Stoke won away from home, which is good for Spurs considering that they looked very ordinary against West Bromwich Albion on Boxing Day.
Here are the lineups.
Team v Stoke: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Chiriches, Fryers, Lennon, Paulinho, Dembele, Eriksen, Adebayor, Soldado. #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 29, 2013
And our subs today: Friedel, Fredericks, Veljkovic, Capoue, Bentaleb, Chadli, Lamela. #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 29, 2013
Stoke City XI / Sorensen; Wilkinson, Shawcross, Cameron, Pieters; Walters, Palacios, Nzonzi, Ireland, Assaidi; Crouch.— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) December 29, 2013
Stoke City Subs / Butland Muniesa Ness Adam Pennant Etherington Jones— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) December 29, 2013
I am pleasantly surprised to see Zeki Fryers get a start at left back, though if Danny Rose isn't fit enough to start again, there aren't any other options. I assume that this is a 4-4-2 with Eriksen as a left winger, not a 4-3-3. Though I'd like to see 4-3-3.
Kickoff is at 4 p.m. local time, 11 a.m. ET from White Hart Lane. Because this game is on at the same time as Chelsea-Liverpool, it's not very widely available on television. You can catch it on Premier League Extra Time or Live Extra in the United States, as well as Sportsnet World television and online in Canada.