Tottenham Hotspur will look to put their Champions League defeat behind them when they take on Premier League strugglers Leicester City. The onslaught of games has eased up somewhat for the capital city club following the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II. This will be their first league fixture since September 3rd.
Spurs had a horrible time last time out in the Champions League against Sporting Lisbon, going down 2-0 in what was a shock result. Particularly so if you read my preview last week.
They couldn’t have asked for a better side to right the ship against in Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side. The Foxes sit rock bottom of the EPL table with just one point. Just Leicester and Everton are still without a win in the Premier League so far this season.
Tottenham vs Leicester FYIs
Kick Off: Sep 17, 2022 at 5.30pm UK at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction: go here
Google Result Probability: Tottenham 65% Draw 20% Leicester 15%
PL Position, Form Guide: Tottenham 3rd, 14pts WDWWD Leicester 20th, 1pt LLLLL
The team news remains relatively positive for Spurs. Their injury list sits at just one, still. Lucas Moura remains the sole inhabitant of the Tottenham treatment room. The Brazilian attacker is suffering from a tendon issue around his calf/heel area. There is hope that the attacker could be fit at some stage in October.
Stueys Two Cents
Spurs burnt me in their midweek clash. I fully expected them to account for Sporting Lisbon easily. They didn’t, however, and that raises some questions about how good this Spurs side is. They need to respond this week. If they don’t respond against the league’s bottom placed side, perhaps this is yet another false dawn in North London.
Stuart Kavanagh is a journalist currently residing in Broken Hill, Australia. He writes for the Barrier Truth newspaper, along with being the owner of the sports and entertainment website thepyrrhic.com, He also co-hosts the ‘After Extra Time’ podcast and contributes at edgeofthecrowd.com when time permits.
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