Spurs put in an impressive performance last Monday night to pile the pressure on leaders Leicester City. They will hope for a similar result against West Brom, who were outclassed at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
Spurs players have come out fighting this week after their scintillating performance against Stoke which proved the London club would not go away. The pace and efficiency at which they attacked was frightening and their 64 goals this season is the result.
They are currently the league’s highest scoring club, and by only conceding 25 goals, they have the best goal difference in the division. This may prove vital come the end of the season and could be the difference between winning and losing the title.
The impressive form of Dele Alli and Harry Kane has continued to delight Spurs’ fans, who must believe their side can continue to chip away at that five-point gap.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men host a Baggies side who were played off the park at the Emirates last time out. West Brom have now lost three on the bounce and will hope to end this poor run of form soon.
However they have failed to score in eight of their 12 away games this season, so they will have to try something different against a very resilient Tottenham defence who have kept 13 clean sheets so far this term.
Spurs continue to be without defensive midfielder Nabil Bentaleb. The Algerian injured his knee in March and has not returned to the squad since.
Rumours this week suggest Spurs are listening to offers for the young midfielder, with Juventus reportedly keen to sign the youngster.
The Baggies have long-term absentees Alex Pritchard and Chris Brunt out. Midfielder Brunt is unlikely to return to playing ways until way into next season after suffering a serious ACL injury.
Fellow middle man James Morrison is also out of contention with a hamstring injury, which looks set to sideline the Scottish international until May.
League Positions: Tottenham – 2nd (68 pts); West Brom – 15th (40 pts)
Form: Tottenham – DWWDWW; West Brom – WLDLLL
Previous Meeting: Tottenham 1-1 West Brom – December, 2015; Premier League
Key Players: Tottenham – Dele Alli; West Brom – Salomon Rondon
Shoot Says: Tottenham 2-0 West Brom