With the events of last Saturday still reverberating around the country, Spurs will have to overcome the emotion and get back on track after three losses on the trot
Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto
Van der Vaart, Parker, Modric, Bale
Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson
Shotton, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington
Harry Redknapp is likely to be without Aaron Lennon as the winger continues his recovery from a hamstring strain picked up at the beginning of March, but striker Emmanuel Adebayor is in line for a return after overcoming his own hamstring injury and should come straight into the starting line-up.
Forgotten man Heurelho Gomes remains sidelined with a knee injury and is not expected back until the middle of April.
It’s good news all round for Tony Pulis as he has no new injury worries with suspended striker Ricardo Fuller the only unavailable player.
Stoke could line-up almost identically to their Anfield trip, with Jon Walters and Peter Crouch starting up front together and Matthew Etherington hoping to make a similar impact to his performance in the reverse fixture, with two goals, on Wednesday night.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Tottenham have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their seven Premier League meetings with Stoke City.
- Emmanuel Adebayor (pictured right) has been caught offside 44 times this season, the most in the Premier League.
- White Hart Lane has seen 99 draws in the Premier League era.
- Spurs haven't lost four Premier League games in a row since November 2004 and haven't lost back to back home games since September 2008.
- Despite losing their last three Premier League games, Spurs still have more points (after 28 games) than in any previous Premier League season.
- Stoke's Matthew Etherington has scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances against Spurs.
- Stoke have scored a league high 37% of their goals from headers.
- The Potters have conceded a league-high 54% of their goals in the first half of games this season.
- Stoke have scored the highest proportion of set piece goals in the Premier League (59%).