MATCH PREVIEW: Tottenham v Swans

28th February 2016

Swansea City will be hoping to bounce back when they return to Premier League action against Spurs on Sunday (2.05pm).
In the first of back-to-back away games, the Swans face Mauricio Pochettino's in-form side at White Hart Lane on the back of the 1-0 defeat against Southampton a fortnight ago.
That setback leaves Swansea just three points clear of the relegation zone ahead of an important period of fixtures - including a trip to Arsenal just three days after the clash against Spurs.
But they now face a Tottenham side that has won their last five league games and suffered just one defeat in the last ten outings in the Premier League.
That run has propelled Spurs up to second in the table - just two points behind league leaders Leicester going into the final 12 games of a compelling season.

Mauricio Pochettino: "It's true that maybe for the supporters the Premier League is more important [than the Europa League] but we need to show we respect both competitions.
"I think we have enough quality and a big enough squad that we can do both. We have ahead three important games in the Premier League, and then we will think about the next round of the Europa League."

Alan Curtis: "We didn't expect to find ourselves in this (league) situation but we're all aware of where we are.
"The Southampton game was disappointing but it's one defeat in five for us.
"We're all putting pressure on ourselves and we know we have to up our game considerably and get on another run."

Swansea 2-2 Tottenham (October 2015)
Tottenham 3-2 Swansea (March 2015)
Swansea 1-2 Tottenham (December 2014)
Swansea 1-3 Tottenham (January 2014)
Tottenham 1-0 Swansea (August 2013)

  • Swansea have never won a league game at White Hart Lane in 17 previous attempts (D2, L15)
  • A Tottenham win would give them 54 points, their highest-ever Premier League tally after 27 games
  • Spurs have had 170 attempts on goal in the Premier League this season, more than any other club
  • Swansea have won only eight points against top-10 clubs, in contrast to 19 points against sides in the bottom half of the table
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored three goals in his last four appearances
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