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Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion: match thread & how to watch

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Things could be better.

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What is there left to be said at this point? It is just not working out for Tottenham Hotspur right now, and while there have been a few too many defensive mistakes, the blame has to fall on Jose Mourinho. This is his system and his team, and the results are not living up to the expectations.

Spurs have dropped three league matches in a row. Sure, two were against Liverpool and Chelsea, but the attack has been completely absent, and even a defensively focused strategy cannot stop opponents from scoring. Tottenham rarely gets run off the pitch, but at the same time wins just seem so hard to come by.

West Brom is seemingly a great opponent to get things back on track against, but there are simply no guarantees at this point. It took an 88th-minute Harry Kane header to take down the Baggies 0-1 in November, back when the defense was holding its end of the bargain and there were just enough goals to grind out some wins.

A few months later, confidence is extremely low. The talent is still available, even with Kane sidelined, but there needs to be some sharp improvement all across the lineup for this to work. Things will not get any easier with Everton this Wednesday and Manchester City on Saturday, so it is now or never for The Special One.

Lineups

How to Watch

Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Time: 7:00 a.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. BT
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), BT Sport 1 (UK)
Streaming: NBCSports.com (USA), BTSport.com (UK)

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