Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland. Gus Poyet's boys are off to a shaky start, having failed to win all three of their opening matches, but they do own a draw against Manchester United. Meanwhile, Spurs need a bounce-back win after the atrocity that was the Liverpool game.
Here are your lineups.
#THFC team: Lloris, Dier, Kaboul, Chiriches, Rose; Dembele, Capoue; Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli; Adebayor #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 13, 2014
#SAFC: Mannone, Vergini, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea (c), Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Alvarez, Wickham— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) September 13, 2014
We'll have to wait a bit longer to see the first team debuts of Benjamin Stambouli and Federico Fazio. That sure is a stunning starting XI, though. Kaboul-Chiriches CB pair? Dembele over Bentaleb? Didn't see this coming.
Kickoff is at 3 pm local, 10 am ET. Unfortunately, this is not the TV game anywhere. You can catch it on NBC Live Extra and Extra Time in the United States. It's only on BBC Radio in the UK, and TSN Go in Canada.