Leicester’s walkover against Swansea put them 8 points ahead of Spurs in second. Pochettino will know if his side are to realistically stay in contention for the Title then they have to defeat West Brom at White Hart Lane.
Like Swansea, West Brom can rest assured they will be playing Premier League football next season. And after their display at the Brittania last monday, Spurs should be confident they can do a job against a Tony Pulis side with nothing to play for.
Star of last monday’s performance, Deli Alli was awarded PFA Young Player of the Year last night however, the boy wonder wasn’t allowed to attend the ceremony, Pochettino had ordered his squad to stay home. Alli has been a revelation at the Lane this season contributing 10 goals to Spurs bid for the Title, few will bemoan the PFA’s decision. Alli also made the PFA Team of the Year along with Alderweireld, Rose and Kane.
Pochettino has no fresh injury news ahead of the Baggies’ visit so can be expected to name an unchanged side. Free scoring Harry Kane is leading the race for the golden boot with 24 goals, 1 goal ahead of Sergio Aguero and will look to add to his tally tonight against. However he may have his work cut out against a well drilled Tony Pulis defence that have conceded less than Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool this season.
Despite no major injury worries, 3 defeats in a row for West Brom could provoke Pulis to shake things up. A recall could be on the cards for Venezuelan front man Salomon Rondon and defensive veteran Jonas Olsson.
With a trip to Stamford Bridge up next for Spurs, all 3 points are vital.
Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Dier; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen; Kane