Tottenham v Bournemouth team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th March 2016 3:12

Eric Dier: A worry ahead of Tottenham's game against Bournemouth

Eric Dier: A worry ahead of Tottenham's game against Bournemouth

Two of the Premier League’s most-in form teams will meet on Sunday when Tottenham host Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.

Team news

Tottenham will assess Eric Dier and Ben Davies after they suffered injuries in Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Borussia Dortmund, but Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Kyle Walker are all available after being rested for that game.

Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter faces a late fitness test on an Achilles problem ahead of the game, while Junior Stanislas is still sidelined having missed the past three matches because of a hamstring injury.

Callum Wilson is not expected to be back in contention until after the international break.

Kick-off at White Hart Lane on Sunday is at 4pm.

Opta stats

  • Bournemouth and Tottenham have only ever met twice in history, with the Cherries winning an FA Cup tie 3-1 in 1957, and Spurs winning the Premier League match up earlier this season 5-1.
  • Tottenham have lost only two of their last 16 Premier League games at White Hart Lane (W9 D5 L2).
  • Bournemouth have lost just one of their last nine Premier League away matches (W4 D4 L1). That defeat came in north London at Arsenal.
  • Only the current top two sides (Leicester: 34 and Tottenham: 33) have taken more points from Premier League games since the start of December than Bournemouth (28).
  • Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last nine Premier League games and now has 19 in the competition this season, just two away from his tally in 2014-15 (21).
  • Deli Alli has had a hand in 14 goals in his last 19 Premier League appearances for Spurs (six goals, eight assists).
  • Ahead of this matchday, Alli has provided more assists in the Premier League in 2016 than any other player (5).
  • Despite 13 different players scoring a Premier League goal for Bournemouth this season, Callum Wilson – who has been injured since September – is still their top goalscorer in the competition (five goals).
  • These two sides have covered more ground on average per game than any other Premier League team this season (Bournemouth: 117.0km, Spurs: 116.0km).
  • Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman has covered more ground than any other player in the Premier League this season, running 361km so far this campaign.

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