Tottenham will look to build on their good week with a win over Newcastle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
Newcastle will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing display in their 3-0 loss at home to Brighton last weekend. Steve Bruce’s side looked a completely different team to the one that beat West Ham on the opening day.
Both sides have started their respective Premier League campaigns with a win and a defeat but José Mourinho’s men will be confident that they can get another three points to continue their run of three wins in all competitions.
Where to Watch on TV
When is Kick Off? Sunday 27th September
What Time is Kick Off? 14.00 (BST)
Where is it Being Played? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports (UK)
Referee? Peter Bankes
Gareth Bale is still a few weeks away from his second Spurs debut due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, Spurs’ other new signing Sergio Reguilón is recovering from an ankle sprain but may be fit enough to make the bench.
Spurs heavily rotated their squad for their midweek encounter against Shkëndija so it is likely that those who didn’t start that game, including Hugo Lloris, Matt Doherty and Harry Kane, will be put back into the starting lineup.
Although Miguel Almiron and Joelinton netted three of Newcastle’s seven goals against Morecambe in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, they may have to bide their time before getting back into the side, especially because ex-Bournemouth duo Ryan Fraser and Calum Wilson have impressed since arriving on Tyneside.
Jamal Lewis (eye) and Allan Saint-Maximin (ankle) could feature but are doubtful. If Lewis is unavailable come Sunday, Matt Ritchie may have to step in at left-back.
Tottenham (4-3-3): Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Alderweireld, Davies; Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso; Moura, Kane, Son.
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Darlow; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Ritchie; Hayden, Shelvey; Fraser, Almiron, Saint-Maximin; Wilson.
Both sides enjoyed wins in the week against lesser opposition but sit level on three points in the Premier League.
Spurs have won their last three games and there is seemingly a new found confidence around the club since the signings of Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilón.
Here’s the last few results for each side.
KF Shkëndija 1-3 Tottenham (24/9)
Southampton 2-5 Tottenham (20/9)
Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1-2 Tottenham (17/9)
Tottenham 0-1 Everton (13/9)
Morecambe 0-7 Newcastle (23/9)
Newcastle 0-3 Brighton (20/9)
Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn Rovers (15/9)
West Ham 1-0 Newcastle (12/9)
Mourinho won’t be taking Newcastle for granted however. Having netted seven goals in the week, the Magpies will be confident that they have the firepower to cause a relatively inconsistent Spurs back line some real problems.
Prediction: Tottenham 4-2 Newcastle