The stress of last week has past, but Spurs are still in the middle of a killer stretch of matches that includes today's match against Swansea and culminates with Saturday's trip to QPR. It's brutal, but it's a natural consequence of participating in (up to now) three competitions in the latter stages of the season.
Swansea City are riding a two game winning streak that includes a home victory over Manchester United, and if your'e going to play Tottenham Hotspur at home, playing them after a hard week where Spurs have been knocked out of two competitions is about the best possible time to do so. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton are both returning to White Hart Lane for the first time since they were sold to Swansea. Tom Carroll is on loan there, but of course won't play against his home club, which is something of a blessing considering he's been on a decent run of form lately.
Both clubs could use the three points today. Let's see what happens. COYS!
#THFC team: Lloris (c), Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 4, 2015
#THFC subs: Vorm, Chiriches, Davies, Dembele, Paulinho, Lamela, Soldado #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 4, 2015
#Swans team v @SpursOfficial: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Williams (capt), Taylor, Ki, Cork, Shelvey, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Gomis.— Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) March 4, 2015
#Swans subs v @SpursOfficial: Tremmel, Amat, Rangel, Britton, Oliveira, Emnes, Montero. #TOTSWA— Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) March 4, 2015
How to Watch
Match Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 7:45 pm, GMT (2:45 p.m. ET)
Location: White Hart Lane, London, England
TV/Streaming: As per usual, in the United States this league match is being broadcast on NBC Sports Network or streamed online at NBC Sports Live Extra, if you have the right cable package. It's apparently not televised in the UK, so you're stuck with radio, Britons, sorry. Strangely, there are absolutely NO listings for Canada or Australia, TV, streaming, or otherwise. Bizarre. Find your local listings for the match here.
Radio: BBC Radio London 94.9 normally broadcasts Spurs' matches (unavailable in the USA without a proxy), and it will also be carried in the UK on TalkSport Radio. If you are a (free) MySpurs or OneHotspur member you can listen on Spurs' official website, though it's not always reliable.
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