Villas-Boas is searching for a maiden victory as manager at White Hart Lane, while Steve Clarke will be hoping his West Brom side can replicate its 3-0 win over Liverpool.Click here to watch match live on FOX Soccer 2Go
Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto
Lennon, Sigurdsson, Bale
Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell
Gera, Morrison, Odemwingie
Andre Villas-Boas is missing several key players in his first home game in charge of Tottenham. Scott Parker (Achilles) is still two weeks away from resuming training and Younes Kaboul has aggravated the knee injury that kept him out of France’s Euro 2012 squad.
Luka Modric remains in limbo over a potential move to Real Madrid, while Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson are pending moves to Stoke and QPR, respectively, so will not feature. Danny Rose serves the final game of a three-match ban that was carried over from last season.
Emmanuel Adebayor has finally rejoined Spurs permanently from Manchester City, and could find himself immediately in the starting line up.
West Brom is unlikely to make many changes from the side that beat Liverpool 3-0 last weekend, and manager Steve Clarke has no injury worries going into the clash at White Hart Lane.
Despite Romelu Lukaku's impressive showing from the bench, Shane Long is likely to continue in attack, supported by the trio of Peter Odemwingie, Zoltan Gera and James Morrison. Graham Dorrans has been granted permission to miss the game, however, as his daughter has contracted meningitis.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Tottenham has lost just three of its last 36 home games in the league.
- Spurs haven’t lost to West Brom since the west Midlands outfit won promotion back to the Premier League in 2010.
- Andre Villas-Boas’ last league game in charge of Chelsea was a 1-0 defeat to the Baggies.
- Emmanuel Adebayor (right) has scored on his debut for Arsenal, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Spurs, and will be hoping that trend continues having re-joined Tottenham on a permanent deal earlier this week.
- Just one of Jermain Defoe’s 11 Premier League goals last season came in the first half, but the diminutive forward has scored three goals in his last three games against the Baggies.
- West Brom hasn’t won at White Hart Lane since November 1984.
- Baggies boss Steve Clarke and Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas worked together at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.
- West Brom has scored at least two goals in its last three Premier League matches (against Bolton, Arsenal and Liverpool).
- Baggies loanee Romelu Lukaku endured a frustrating time at Chelsea under then manager Villas-Boas, vowing never to forgive the Portuguese manager for freezing him out.
- West Brom has kept just one clean sheet in its last 17 Premier League away games.