Moussa Dembele returns to the Tottenham midfield after his lengthy ban as Spurs look to move above Arsenal and into the table’s top three. In their way is visiting Sunderland, with kickoff at 11:30 am E.T. live on NBCSN or live online at NBCSports.com.
Spurs have displayed one of the Premier League’s best defenses thus far, but fell midweek in Champions League play to Monaco at Wembley, and will need to avoid letting that affect them moving forward.
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For Tottenham, with Danny Rose still injured, Mauricio Pochettino has rotated Ben Davies out after two straight starts and slotting Jan Vertonghen over to the right, moving Eric Dier back into the defensive line and utilizing Victor Wanyama in front as cover.
Sunderland comes in to White Hart Lane with Didier Ndong in the starting lineup for the first time since moving from Lorient for a club record fee. Patrick van Anholt was withdrawn from the starting lineup just minutes before kickoff, with Jason Denayer replacing him and Donald Love moving to the bench.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Dier, Vertonghen; Dembele, Wanyama; Sissoko, Alli, Son; Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Davies, Trippier, Eriksen, Lamela, Winks, Janssen.
Sunderland: Pickford; Manquillo, Denayer, Kone, Djilobodji; Cattermole, Kirchhoff; Ndong, Pienaar, Januzaj; Defoe.
Subs: Mika, Khazri, Love, Watmore, O’Shea, McNair, Gooch.