West Bromwich Albion are winless this season so far, but Spurs couldn’t muster three points from them in either matchup last year, and will have to look out for the same again.
Spurs host Baggies from White Hart Lane at 8:30am ET live online at NBC Sports Live Extra, and Mauricio Pochettino has to navigate the back end of his two-fixture week.
Tottenham is on the heels of its disappointing 0-0 draw with Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, but despite that, they haven’t had trouble scoring so far in the Premier League season, with seven goals in four matches thus far, including five in their last two.
Emmanuel Adebayor, Younes Kaboul, Mousa Dembélé, Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose were all rested in the Europa League draw, and they all start today as Pochettino clearly had a plan for how to navigate the week.
West Brom has seen its injury issues shrink as new defender Jolean Lescott will make his debut after signing on a free transfer from Manchester City.
The Baggies haven’t defeated Spurs at White Hart Lane since 1984. Tottenham could go fourth in the table with a win.
Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Chiriches, Rose; Capoue, Dembele; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Adebayor.
Bench: Vorm, Naughton, Vertonghen, Bentaleb, Lennon, Paulinho, Soldado.
West Brom: Foster; Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Pocognoli; Dorrans, Morrison, Gardner, Brunt; Sessegnon, Berahino.
Bench: Myhill, Baird, McAuley, Mulumbu, Gamboa, Anichebe, Ideye.