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Premier League

  • January 3, 2012
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • White Hart Lane, London
  • Referee: M. Halsey
  • • Attendance: 36062

Premier League Preview: Tottenham - West Brom

The high-flying home side will be without the ever reliable Scott Parker whilst the visitors will have to cope without Jonas Olsson and Chris Brunt for this tough away trip



 Walker, Kaboul, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto
Pienaar, Sandro, Modric, Bale
Van der Vaart

Jones, McCauley, Dawson, Shorey
Thomas, Scharner, Morrison, Tchoyi
Long, Odemwingie
High flyers Tottenham will welcome West Brom to White Hart Lane without the ever reliable Scott Parker in midfield after he picked up a knee injury, meaning Harry Redknapp is likely to bring in Steven Pienaar for a rare start.

Rafael van der Vaart’s goal against Swansea means Jermain Defoe is likely to be on the bench whilE Redknapp will likely remain without Aaron Lennon (hamstring), Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Ledley King (hamstring).

West Brom is likely to be without Jonas Olsson after the Swede picked up a knock against Everton, so Craig Dawson, who started the last game at left-back, is likely to partner Gareth McCauley in the heart of defense.

Chris Brunt picked up an injury late on against Everton so Somen Tchoyi is expected to play left-midfield.

  • The last meeting between the two sides at White Hart Lane finished 2-2 with Defoe and Roman Pavlyuchenko netting for Spurs and Simon Cox and Peter Odemwingie for the Baggies.
  • Tottenham has not lost at White Hart Lane in the Premier League since its opening game against Man City.
  • Of the six Premier League games that West Brom has won this season, four of them have come away from the Hawthorns.
  • In the last 10 meetings between the sides, Tottenham have won four and West Brom just two.
  • This fixture in the Premier League has seen an average of 2.82 goals per game.
  • Of players still at the clubs, Defoe has scored more (three) than any other in this fixture.
  • Bale has scored seven times in the Premier League this season, which is as many as he managed in the whole of the 2010/11 campaign.
  • West Brom’s backup goalkeeper Martin Fulop is the only player in the two squads that has been on the books of both sides.
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