Bournemouth v Tottenham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 23rd October 2015 4:24

Harry Kane: Set to return for Tottenham against Bournemouth

The statistics so far this season suggest a low-scoring encounter could be on the cards when Bournemouth host Tottenham on Sunday.

Team news

Andrew Surman and Marc Pugh are fit for Bournemouth following respective calf and rib injuries, while Harry Arter could make his first appearance of the season after recovering from a groin problem.

Lee Tomlin is expected to be available after illness, but Artur Boruc (thigh) is likely to miss out again.

Harry Kane is set to return up front for Tottenham after starting their Europa League tie at Anderlecht on the bench. Ryan Mason may feature after recovering from a knee injury, but Son Heung-min, Federico Fazio, Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli remain sidelined.

Kick-off at White Hart Lane on Sunday is at 2.05pm.

Opta stats

  • This will be only the second competitive meeting between Bournemouth and Tottenham, with the other an FA Cup tie in 1957 that the south-coast side won 3-1.
  • Tottenham have lost just one of the last seven Premier League games that they’ve played on a Sunday (W4 D2 L1).
  • Spurs are the only side to have remained unbeaten since the opening matchday. winning three and drawing five since their defeat at Manchester United.
  • Spurs have conceded only three goals in their last six Premier League games, keeping four clean sheets in the process.
  • Bournemouth, however, have scored in each of their last seven Premier League games.
  • Bournemouth have only conceded three goals in four PL home games this season, while Spurs have netted just four goals in four PL away games in 2015-16.
  • Glenn Murray has scored nine Premier League goals in 22 apps in 2015, compared to one goal in 16 PL apps before this year.
  • In Harry Kane’s last 17 Premier League appearances he’s scored three goals from 40 shots (7.5% conversion rate).
  • Nine of Christian Eriksen’s 12 Premier League goals since the start of last season have come away from home (75%).
  • Since 2013-14, when Eriksen signed for Tottenham, he has scored two more direct free kicks than any other player in the Premier League (6).


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