Tottenham Hotspur have the opportunity to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to 10 games on Sunday, but to do so they will have to avoid defeat to bitter rivals Arsenal in the north London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Spurs’ last league defeat was a 1-0 loss at home to Everton way back on September 13 and since then, Jose Mourinho’s side have gone on an incredible run as some fans dare to dream about a first Premier League title.
Tottenham have taken advantage of the average early season form of some of the Premier League’s big hitters, such as Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal as they occupy the top spot of a wide open league.
The test for Mourinho’s men will now be the longevity of their success. If one or two injuries were to affect the thinner areas of the Spurs squad, it would be interesting to see how the side cope.
Here we predict Mourinho’s starting XI…
Joe Hart is line for his Spurs league debut after concerns for the fitness of first choice ‘keeper Hugo Lloris. The France international team captain did not travel with the side for their midweek Europa League tie with LASK, where Hart played and conceded three goals. Even Hart, with 340 Premier League appearances to his name, must be a bag of nerves prior to making his debut in such a vital game.