Hosting the Magpies: Preview

Sep 27, 2020 | Sushilspurs11

Date: Sunday 27th september
Time: 6:45 Pm
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Referee: Peter Bankes

We look to continue our recent form against the Newcastle United as we host them on our third matchweek of the Premier League campaign 20/21.

After loosing against Everton on opening day of the campaign we have gained some momentum as we have won three out of three in all competition and we look to continue that against the Magpies.

Here are some of the talking points before we kick- off:

Opponents Review
Head to Head
Total Games: 162

Newcastle form: W-L-W-W-L
Newcastle will look to gain some momentum after winning their last game which will not be easy as Tottenham have won five of their last six league meetings with Newcastle. But they love playing Tottenham in their own home, with the Magpies winning four of their last six visits.

Team News
Newcastle are facing injury problems in recent time and are trying to balance their squad. Most of their important players are not available and Steve Bruce faces huge dilemma to set up his starting XI.

Injured: Martin Dubravka, Dwight Gayle, Paul Drummett, Fabian Schar, Matthew Longstaff

Doubtful: Allan Saint-Maximin, Jamal Lewis

Possible XI
Newcastle (4-4-1-1): Karl Darlow; Javi Manquillo, Jamal Lascelles, Federico Fernandez, Jamal Lewis; Jeff Hendrick, Jonjo Shelvey, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson

Inform Son
Scoring five and setting up two in his last two games it looks like Son has prepared himself to fire all of his ammunition .

He scored four last Sunday against Southampton and scored one and assisted two against Shkendija, he played both games in gap of three days and may have to play again on Sunday.

After the game against Shkendija Mourinho told “He is confident, he is happy. He is not a striker so playing against a low block team like Shkendija was not easy for him,” 

Son has been in fine scoring form, he loves to play in these situation and score but he also needs a break. Now its upto the manager as he have to decide how to use a player who is in such hot form as we have to play in gap of every two days and make sure that the player gets proper rest.

Fixtures Pile Up and Squad Depth
We played on Sunday, if it was not covid problems we would have played on Tuesday, we played on Thursday, we are going to play on Sunday then again on Tuesday and again on Thursday.

Just see these days, yes these are the days we played and we are going to play in coming days. In this type of situation the team has to win the games, avoid injuries, rotate squad and overcome the fatigue.

If this was the situation before a year than it would have been a serious problem regarding our squad depth. But after seeing our squad and our bench against Shkendija it shows that we have that squad depth to rotate and cope well with the hectic fixtures ahead.

We lack a proper backup for Kane but apart from that we have players in almost every area to rotate the squad whenever required.

Team News
There are no recent injury concerns for Jose Mourinho as he has fully fit squad to select his best XI but has to be careful with his selection looking up the fixtures ahead.

Injured: Japhet Tanganga, Gareth Bale

Doubtful: Sergio Reguilon

Possible XI
Tottenham (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies; Giovani Lo Celso, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, Moussa Sissoko; Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Lucas Moura