Tottenham will bid to become the most successful Premier League away team against Stoke City in Monday’s Britannia Stadium clash.
Stoke are hopeful of having Glenn Whelan and forward Marko Arnautovic available again following back and knee injuries respectively, but Marc Muniesa has emerged as a doubt having picked up a knock in training.
Muniesa will replace Eric Pieters at left-back if passed fit, with the Dutchman starting a two-match ban for collecting 10 bookings, otherwise Mark Hughes may have to use Geoff Cameron or Phil Bardsley on their less favoured side.
Ryan Shawcross is expected to be fit to keep his place, while Shay Given could replace Jakob Haugaard in goal after the Dane conceded four at Liverpool last week.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has overcome a dead leg he suffered against Manchester United last weekend and is fit to play, while Clinton Njie has recovered from a knee problem and is also available.
Nabil Bentaleb is therefore Mauricio Pochettino’s only first-team absentee as he continues to recover from a knee injury.
Kick-off at the Britannia Stadium on Monday is at 8pm.
- No visiting team has won more often at the Britannia Stadium than Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (four, along with Chelsea & Man Utd). A victory would mean Spurs have taken more points than any other away team on this ground.
- The Potters have won only five of their 15 Premier League meetings with Spurs (W5 D3 L7), and on four of those occasions the Lilywhites had players sent off.
- There have been seven red cards in seven Premier League games between Spurs and Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, with only one of those matches not seeing a dismissal.
- Indeed, there is on average a red card every 1.9 games between these two sides – more frequent than any other Premier League fixture (minimum 10 meetings).
- Tottenham have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League away matches (W8 D6 L1).
- Mauricio Pochettino’s side have conceded just nine goals in their last 12 Premier League matches on the road.
- Spurs have conceded a league-low 13 Premier League goals away from home this season.
- Tottenham’s next Premier League away defeat will be their 200th – only Everton (200) and Newcastle United (204) have lost more on the road in the competition.
- Erik Pieters could make his 100th Premier League appearance in this match and has played more often than any other Stoke City player in the competition since signing in 2013-14 (99).
- Marko Arnautovic has been involved in 15 goals in the Premier League this season (scored 10, assisted five), more than any other Stoke player in a single PL campaign.