Resurgent Tottenham host Swansea City at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon knowing that they could finish the weekend top if results favour them.
Spurs have won every league game since a 1-0 defeat against league leaders Leicester City back in mid-January – a run stretching across five games, although they were defeated by the same scoreline against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Their last league outing produced an impressive 2-1 win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium – Christian Eriksen’s late winner kept them second in the table.
After two successive wins under new coach Francesco Guidolin, the Swans have failed to win any of their last three league outings – drawing two and losing to Southampton a fortnight ago.
The South Wales outfit are three points above the relegation zone, but will probably still be above the dotted line regardless of this weekend’s outcomes due to the vastly inferior goal difference over both Norwich and Newcastle.
The duo shared the spoils last time they met back in October – Spurs fought back from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw, in a game which saw leading scorer Harry Kane put through his own net.
The London hosts are optimistic striker Kane will play despite missing their midweek Europa League victory over Fiorentina with a broken nose.
Midfielders Mousa Dembele (Groin) and Tom Carroll (Achilles) are ruled out for the visit of Swansea, meanwhile Jan Vertonghen and Clinto Njie remain absent.
However the visitors have a fully-fit squad after more than a fortnight away from Premier League action.
The only worry for the Swans could be the presence of head coach Francesco Guidolin, who has been suffering from a chest infection lately. He is still expected to take his place in the dug-out at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
League Positions: Tottenham – 2nd (51 pts); Swansea City – 16th (27 pts)
Previous Meeting: Swansea City 2-2 Tottenham – October 4, 2015
League Form: Tottenham – LWWWWW; Swansea City – LWWDDL
Key Men: Swansea City – Gylfi Sigurdsson; Tottenham – Harry Kane
Shoot Says: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Swansea City