Tottenham Hotspur welcome Sunderland to White Hart Lane on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) with Mauricio Pochettino‘s men looking to bounce back from just their third defeat of the season, following a late loss at home to Leicester City on Wednesday.
A win for Spurs would keep them in touch with the top three, while a loss would mark their first back-to-back defeats this season.
As for Sam Allardyce and the Black Cats, a 4-2 win away at relegation rivals Swansea City in midweek has breathed new life into their battle against the drop.
Spurs legend Jermain Defoe bagged a hat trick for Sunderland in controversial fashion this week, and will be aiming for a triumphant return to the Lane.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose: Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Alli; Kane. Subs: Vorm, Davies, Wimmer, Carroll, Chadli, Onomah, Son
Sunderland: Sunderland: Pickford, Jones, van Aanholt, O’Shea, Brown, Johnson, Lens, Cattermole, M’Vila, Defoe, Graham. Subs: Rodwell, Borini, Coates, Fletcher, Kirchhoff, Watmore, Mannone.