Tottenham Hotspur are back in Premier League action just three days after their big win over Dortmund in the Champions League. A win today at Wembley Stadium against a struggling Swansea City is a bit easier of an ask. It’s also possible we’ll see Fernando Llorente go up against his old club for the first time!
#THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Son, Dele, Kane. #COYS pic.twitter.com/x0E1SolcWw— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 16, 2017
Here’s how we will line up against @SpursOfficial this afternoon… #TOTSWA pic.twitter.com/CVPUKCclOj— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) September 16, 2017
Match Date, Time and Location
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:30 p.m. (USA), 5:30 pm (UK)
Wembley Stadium, London, UK
Match official: Mike Dean
United Kingdom: BT Sport 4K / BT Sport 1
Canada: TSN1, TSN4
Australia: Optus Sport
Other countries can find their match listings at livesoccertv.com
United Kingdom: BT Sport Go
USA: NBC Sports Live / fubo.tv (free 7-day trial)
Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com (requires free OneHotspur membership), also often at BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport
Only a win will do today.
Spurs have already banished a number of curses so far this season. There’s the Harry-Kane-Can’t-Score-at-Wembly curse, the Tottenham-Can’t-Win-At-Wembley curse, which is closely related to the Tottenham-Struggles-in-the-Champions-League-at-Wembley curse. But according to NBC’s promotional materials, there’s still the Tottenham-Can’t-Beat-Premier-League-Opponents-At-Wembly curse. How many curses are in this curse?
Well, Spurs are up against a not-very-good Swansea team today at Wembley, and frankly only a win will do against this hoodoo. Spurs are flying high and would love to get three more points against a Welsh team that they’ve really not had much trouble with. Since Swansea came up to the Premier League, Spurs are 10-0-2 against the Welsh side, and they’re not about to start losing now.
With this being their third match in eight days, normally I’d say that this would be a game where we would expect moderate rotation. However, with Spurs hosting Barnsley in the League Cup on Tuesday, instead I suspect we’ll see a strong side against the Swans. Kieran Trippier will come in, as will Dele Alli. Maybe Moussa Sissoko will come in for Mousa Dembele again, but otherwise, it should be a strong lineup. Maybe we’ll even get a chance to really get a look at Fernando Llorente against his old side.
No matter what, Spurs should be disappointed if they don’t end the game with another W. So let’s roll ‘em.
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