Happy Spursday, Spursland! Tottenham Hotspur play their first home game of the season today against West Bromwich Albion, and a win would be really nifty. If you were under a rock last week, West Brom are coming off an impressive 3-0 win over Liverpool, and we're coming off a loss to Newcastle.
Younes Kaboul is injured and unavailable today. Other than his absence, the lineup has one other change.
Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-2-3-1): Brad Friedel; Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jan Verthonghen, William Gallas, Kyle Walker; Sandro, Jake Livermore; Gareth Bale, Rafael Van der Vaart, Aaron Lennon; Jermain Defoe
West Bromwich Albion lineup (4-2-3-1): Ben Foster; Liam Ridgewell, Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley, Steven Reid; Youssuf Mulumbu, Claudio Yacob; Marc-Antoine Fortune, Graham Dorrans, James Morrison; Shane Long
If Rafa is fit, I like the change. I think Gylfi Sigurdsson is going to be a great player for us, but he wasn't good against Newcastle. I'm also not surprised at all that Jermain Defoe has remained in over Emmanuel Adebayor.
Kickoff is at 3 p.m. local time, 10 a.m. ET from White Hart Lane. You can watch the game on FOX Soccer Plus or FOX Soccer 2 Go in the States. It's on Sportsnet World in Canada. There's no TV coverage in the UK, but please do not post illegal streams in the thread.