Happy Boxing Day, everyone! I don't know why it's called boxing day, though I'd like to imagine it's because by the day after Christmas every person ever is ready to punch out their in-laws.
Spurs take on Leicester "Lester" "Lie Chester" City football club at the King Power Stadium today. Sure, they're bottom of the table, but don't take the Foxes lightly, especially at home. This is the kind of match that Spurs is known for screwing up.
#THFC Team: Lloris; Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Stambouli; Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 26, 2014
Subs: Vorm, Chiriches, Davies, Mason, Paulinho, Townsend, Soldado. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 26, 2014
City: Hamer, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Konchesky, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez, Nugent, Schlupp, Ulloa #LeiTot— Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) December 26, 2014
Subs: Smith, De Laet, Hammond, James, Vardy, Cambiasso, Knockaert #LeiTot— Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) December 26, 2014
A strong side by Spurs, which is both surprising and unsurprising. Unsurprising because Spurs have had just about a week of rest since their last match, so they are fresh and ready to go at a place that isn't exactly the hardest team in the EPL. Surprising because there are much, much tougher matches coming up that will require rotation, and it almost seems more prudent to go with a more rotated side against the EPL's current cellar-dwellers. But it's a strong side we get at the King Power Stadium, and who knows, it's Spurs, so we'll probably need it.
Interestingly, Danny Rose has come in for Ben Davies, and Ryan Mason will take the time to recuperate from his ankle injury against Burnley; Benji Stambouili gets the start alongside Nabil Bentaleb in central midfield for Spurs.
How to Watch:
Match time: 3:00 p.m. (U.K.), 10:00 a.m. (USA ET)
Venue: King Power Stadium, Leicester, England
TV: I continue to be puzzled how England can have so much good sports action that could be televised but somehow manages to not televise anything good. This match isn't on English TV, but you can find it on BBC Radio. Oh, England.
MURRICAN viewers can find watch the match on NBC Premier League Extra Time (i.e. the "extra channels") or you can stream the match online via NBC Sports Live Extra depending on your cable package.
"Canadinians" can find it on on TSN1, TSN4, or TSN5, or also in French on RDS2. Why all four? Because reasons. Aussies can find the match on Fox Sports 4 Australia, or online at Foxtel Play.
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If you're watching from elsewhere in the world, find your local footy listings on livesoccertv.com.
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