Welcome back, football! The Premier League kicks back into action today, and it couldn’t come too soon! Tottenham Hotspur head to Stoke-on-Trent today to take on the Potters at
The Brittania Stadium bet365 Stadium.
Tottenham enter this match with a few questions. How much will they miss Danny Rose? Will Hugo Lloris be back to his old self after missing almost the entire season with an injury? Will Erik Lamela even play after a late night international game for Argentina on Tuesday?
But more importantly, are we going to see any kind of rotation in the squad today against Mark Hughes’ Stoke City with a highly-anticipated Champions League match against Monaco looming mid week at Wembley Stadium in front of 90,000 fans?
For Stoke, it feels like they still haven’t gotten out of first gear. On paper this is a team that should be at least comfortably mid-table, but their shooting has been wayward and infrequent, and they’re currently rock bottom in the table after three games. That said, the
Brittania bet365 Stadium is (usually) never an easy place to get a victory even under good circumstances, and that’s despite Spurs’ 4-0 thumping of Stoke in this fixture last year.
Tottenham have a win and two draws in their opening three games. Another win would be a good confidence booster with Champions League looming, followed by a tasty home match against Sunderland coming up next weekend.
#THFC: Lloris (C); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Wanyama; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane. #COYS pic.twitter.com/DfgDMoU9ah— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 10, 2016
Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Lamela, Sissoko, Janssen. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 10, 2016
#SCFC XI v Tottenham: Given; Cameron, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Allen, Imbula; Walters, Bony, Arnautovic pic.twitter.com/k285jej0TY— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) September 10, 2016
#SCFC SUBS v @SpursOfficial: Grant; Bardsley, Muniesa, Adam, Crouch, Bojan, Ramadan.— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) September 10, 2016
How to Watch
Date/time: Saturday, September 10th, 2016, 3 p.m. (UK), 10 a.m. ET (USA)
Venue: The bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Official: Anthony Taylor
TV: CNBC (USA), not televised (UK), Sportsnet (Canada), SBS One / Optus Sport (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport
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