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Tottenham Vs Swansea City Preview: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Match Facts and More

by Mr Neutral

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Michu Arsenal

White Hart Lane outfit entertain opposition from South Wales.

Swansea City were worthy winners on their last trip to north London a fortnight ago when they triumphed at Arsenal. Now they’re gunning for history with their sharp shooter leading the way.

They’ve never won at Spurs in 14 attempts. But Michu, the man with the gun slinger’s wrist-flicking goal celebrations, has netted six in his last six games. He’ll be quick on the draw again.

It’s not quite a High Noon shoot-out but it’ll be all guns blazing, with Jermain Defoe also showing the ruthless composure of a hit man in recent weeks.

It’s five in five for him and up to last weekend’s defeat at Everton, Spurs had been looking like hot favourites to finish third behind the Manchester clubs.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

Venue White Hart Lane, Sunday 1.30pm

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Last season Tottenham Hotspur 3 Swansea City 1

Referee Mike Dean

This season’s matches 10 Y32, R1, 3.30 cards per game

Odds Tottenham 8-13 Swansea 9-2 Draw 14-5

Tottenham Hotspur

Subs from Friedel, Cudicini, Gomes, Naughton, Assou-Ekotto, Gallas,

Carroll, Huddlestone, Livermore, Parker, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Falqué, Bale

Doubtful Bale (hamstring), Parker (Achilles), Assou-Ekotto (knee), Dawson (hamstring)

Injured Kaboul (knee, Jan)

Suspended None

Form guide LWWWLL

Disciplinary record Y23 R2

Leading scorer Defoe 9

Swansea City

Subs from Cornell, Bartley, Britton, Monk, Shechter, Lita, Moore, Tiendalli, Situ, Agustien, Gower, Richards

Doubtful Britton (knee)

Injured Hernández (thigh, 23 Dec), Vorm (groin, 23 Dec), Taylor (ankle, May)

Suspended None

Form guide LWWDWD

Disciplinary record Y29 R2

Leading scorer Michu 12

SOURCE: Guardian

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Head-to-head

Swansea have never won a match at White Hart Lane in 14 attempts, losing 12 and drawing two.

Tottenham have won all three of their previous top-flight meetings at White Hart Lane with Swansea, including a 3-1 victory last season.

In three visits to Tottenham from 1931 to 1935, the Swans were beaten 6-2, 7-0 and 7-2 in successive matches.

Tottenham

They have lost four of their last seven league matches, and six in total this season. This is their most defeats at this stage of the season since 2008-09 (eight defeats).

Spurs have conceded 10 goals in the final 15 minutes of their league matches this season, a top-flight high and 40% of their total.

In fact, if Premier League games had ended at 80 minutes this season, Spurs would be top.

Jermain Defoe could make his 350th Premier League appearance.

Swansea

Swansea are five points better off after 16 games than they were last season under Brendan Rodgers.

Michu is the Premier League’s top scorer with 12 goals this season from 48 shots. He has already matched the total of their top scorer last season, Danny Graham.

Only seven of Swansea’s 26 goals have come in the first-half of Premier League games this season.

SOURCE: BBC Sport


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