Tottenham v Norwich : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published 3 weeks ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 10:15 PM, 21/01/2020 (3 weeks ago)

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b]Date[/b] :Wednesday 22nd January,2020
Time: 8:30pm
Stadium Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Referee Christopher Kavanagh (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Tottenham
Tottenham have now gone four games without a win in the Premier League but can rectify that unwanted record when they welcome bottom club Norwich to the capital on Wednesday.
Jose Mourinho’s men fired a blank at Vicarage Road over the weekend, but the Portuguese will be desperate to put three points on the board with a game against Man City set to follow their weekend FA Cup meeting with Southampton.
With Christian Eriksen’s time in north London appearing to be drawing to a close, Mourinho will need a playmaker capable of stepping up to eventually fill the gaping void set to be left by the Dane.

Lo Celso proved against Middlesbrough that he has the capabilities of being Eriksen’s successor, but he will now have to start producing in the final third on a more consistent basis if he is to truly convince fans that the club don’t need to tap into the transfer market if Inter Milan get their hands on the 27-year-old this month.
Mourinho could recall Danny Rose in midweek but there is still uncertainty over the full-back’s fitness and the Portuguese may not feel inclined to reintroduce the 29-year-old with Japhet Tanganga proving a more than capable stand-in of late.

Elsewhere, Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Hugo Lloris remain long-term absentees, with the former duo not expected back until April.

Ben Davies and Tanguy Ndombele are nearing returns but Wednesday will likely prove too soon. Lucas Moura is expected to lead the line while Gedson Fernandes could make his full debut after appearing as a substitute against Watford.

Predicted XI: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Tanganga; Lo Celso, Winks, Fernandes; Alli, Son, Lucas.
Key stat: Giovani Lo Celso is yet to provide a single goal or assist in the Premier League this season.

Norwich
The Canaries, meanwhile, picked up a vital win against relegation rivals Bournemouth last time out, but they remain five points from safety.
So, can Daniel Farke build on Norwich’s rare triumph over the weekend? Or will Mourinho finally end his winless run in the league? 
There are no two ways about it, if Norwich are to remain in the top-flight beyond this season, then they will need Pukki to remain fit and firing on all cylinders.

The Pukki party was put on hold over the festive period with the Finn going four games without scoring, but he ended that drought on Saturday as his goal proved the difference in a tight basement battle against Bournemouth.

Despite Mourinho’s perceived reputation as a purveyor of organisation and structure, Spurs have looked susceptible at the back under his short tutelage; this is where a player of Pukki’s devastation can profit.
Farke only recently welcomed Ben Godfrey back from injury, but he will once again be without the centre-back after he picked up a straight red card against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The suspended defender could be replaced by Grant Hanley, while Timm Klose remains sidelined with a knee injury. The creative burden will fall on Emi Buendia, who has seven assists so far this season.

Predicted XI: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byram; Tettey, McLean, Buendia, Duda, Cantwell; Pukki.
Key stat: Only Pukki (10) and Todd Cantwell (six) have netted more than one goal for Norwich in the Premier League this season.

Prediction: Spurs 2-1 Norwich

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