PREVIEW: Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City
3rd December 2016
Swansea City travel to White Hart Lane to face Tottenham Hotspur this weekend hoping to build on their dramatic 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace.
The Swans secured their first win under Bob Bradley a week ago in what was an occasion to remember at the Liberty Stadium.
Having witness the lead change hands on four occasions, the Swans eventually came out on top thanks to some late heroics from striker Fernando Llorente.
Buoyed by the three points, Bradley's men will be aiming to secure back-to-back wins to ensure they continue their climb up the Premier League table and away from the relegation zone.
Tottenham, meanwhile, will be hoping for a return to winning ways following their 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino's side currently sit in fifth position, four points adrift of the Champions League qualification places.
Swansea will be without Ki Sung-Yueng this afternoon, as the South Korea international continues his recovery from a broken toe.
Spurs, meanwhile, will be missing former Swans left-back Ben Davies (ankle) and Erik Lamela (hip).
Centre-back Toby Alderweireld faces a late fitness test ahead of this afternoon's encounter, while Danny Rose is likely to return to action after missing last weekend's defeat at Chelsea through suspension.
WHAT THEY SAID
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino: "Swansea's last match was a crazy result but in the Premier League sometimes that can happen.
"For that reason the Premier League is the best league in the world but every game is different, every week is different and we'll see what happens on Saturday.
"I am happy with the week in training and the response of every player after Monaco and Chelsea."
Swans boss Bob Bradley: "I think it's a critical period between now and the beginning of the new year.
"I keep getting asked questions about the January transfer window, but I also understand that between now and then, there are a lot of important matches.
"It's a busy schedule through the holidays, and it's an opportunity for us to turn things around - to put a bad start behind us and really give a bit more belief to the idea that we are ready to end the season in a strong way."
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Swansea City (February 2016)
Swansea City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (October 2015)
Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 Swansea City (March 2015)
Swansea City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (December 2014)
Swansea City 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur (January 2014)
8 - Despite never beating Spurs in the league following their promotion in 2011, the Swans have scored at least once in eight of their 10 meetings.
2 - Former Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored in two of his three Premier League games at White Hart Lane for Swansea