With their win at Burnley last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur have already overcome one of their biggest remaining league obstacles. That’s not to say that heading to Swansea is going to be easy. There are no easy road victories in the Premier League, and you can see a scenario where a battered Spurs fails to show up in Wales and drops points today. This is Tottenham, after all.
But Spurs haven’t looked very, well, Spursy lately. Tottenham hasn’t lost in the league since they fell at Anfield in February, and have turned that run of form into four consecutive league wins. They’re now within seven points of league-leading Chelsea, and a win today combined with a Chelsea loss to Manchester City would put them within four points of the top.
The last time these two teams met, Tottenham hammered the Swans 5-0 at White Hart Lane behind braces from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen. However, Swansea have a new manager in Paul Clement who has seemed to right the ship, and also have the services of Tom “English Xavi” Carroll in midfield. Fernando Llorente has been a good signing for the Swans, and Gylfi Sigurdsson has been one of the quietly in-form midfielders in the Premier League, with nine goals and 11 assists in all competitions.
So never take a road game for granted. Spurs will expect a win today, but they’ll likely have to earn it. We’ll have to wait to see if the league title narrative shifts after the results of today’s games.
Subs: Lopez, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Trippier, Onomah, Nkoudou, Janssen. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 5, 2017
How to Watch
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 7:45 p.m. (UK), 2:45 p.m. ET (USA)
Location: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, UK
Match Official: Lee Mason
TV: NBC Sports Extra Time [i.e. “the extra channels”] (U.S.), not televised (UK), not televised (Canada), 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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