It's Thursday, which means team news is starting to trickle out for the upcoming weekend matches. Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Midlands to take on a West Brom side trying to solidify its place as a mid-table club under Tony Pulis.
The good news is that Dele Alli will return to the starting lineup after missing the league match against Chelsea due to yellow card accumulation. The bad news is that Ryan Mason is out of the side after picking up an ankle injury in Sunday's scoreless draw.
Mauricio on TEAM NEWS for WBA: "@RyanMason is out. He got an ankle injury & we hope it’s not a big issue & won't take a lot of time."— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 3, 2015
Mauricio: "@pritch_93 is out, @nabilbentaleb42 & @NChadli are very close to training with the group. @Dele_Alli available after suspension."— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 3, 2015
For Spurs, that doesn't really change much with regards to how they have been lining up in recent matches. The big decision will come down to who starts the match in the attacking midfield band behind Harry Kane. Last week, with Erik Lamela barely match fit, Mauricio Pochettino went with a front three of Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Son Heung-Min.
For West Brom, only keeper Ben Foster is injured, and Albion will almost certainly roll with backup Boaz Myhill.