Newcastle United have won only one of their last five Premier League home games against Tottenham going into Sunday’s season finale at St James’ Park.
Rafael Benitez may yet remain as Newcastle manager in the Championship, but some members of his squad are certain to be running out for the final time as a Magpies player on Sunday.
Keepers Tim Krul and Rob Elliot (both knee) and defenders Fabricio Coloccini (calf) and Massadio Haidara (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has no fresh injury concerns, but Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele are both still missing as they serve bans for violent conduct, while Nabil Bentaleb remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Spurs’ superior goal difference means they should only need to draw against the Magpies to finish above Arsenal and secure second place.
- Newcastle United have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games at St James Park (W4 D3).
- Rafa Benitez’s side are unbeaten in five in the Premier League, their best run since November 2014 (six matches unbeaten).
- However, the Magpies have won just one of their last five Premier League home matches against Tottenham (W1 D2 L2).
- Newcastle have kept just one clean sheet in their last 22 Premier League matches against Spurs.
- Only Leicester (38) have picked up more points away from home than Spurs this season (34).
- Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost just one of their last 17 Premier League away matches (W9 D7 L1).
- Spurs have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League this season (112).
- Spurs have now recorded their highest tally of goals in a single Premier League season (68).
- If Spurs win this fixture, they will beat their highest ever points tally in a single season set in 2012-13 (72)
- Harry Kane needs one goal in this game to equal the record for most away goals in a Premier League campaign, currently held by Kevin Phillips with 16 in 1999-00 (Kane currently on 15).