Tottenham v Sunderland team news & stats

Date published: Friday 15th January 2016 10:08

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Tottenham boast an excellent recent record against Sunderland going into Saturday’s latest Premier League clash at White Hart Lane.

Team news

Tottenham have no fresh injury concerns and could give a recall to Mousa Dembele after he returned from injury as a substitute in the midweek defeat to Leicester City. Ryan Mason remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Sunderland, meanwhile, are unable to hand a debut to Dame N’Doye, who is awaiting a work visa after joining on loan from Trabzonspor, while DeAndre Yedlin is ineligible to face his parent club.

Kick-off at White Hart Lane is at 12.45pm.

Opta stats

  • Tottenham Hotspur have won eight and lost none of their last 11 Premier League games against Sunderland.
  • The scores have been level at half time in 10 of those 11 matches, with Sunderland ahead in the other.
  • Christian Eriksen has scored in all three of his Premier League games against the Black Cats.
  • Sam Allardyce won seven of his 12 Premier League games against Spurs while Bolton manager but has won just four of 11 with other clubs.
  • There have been three goals scored in the opening five minutes of the last three Premier League meetings between Tottenham and Sunderland.
  • There have been six goals netted in the final 10 minutes of the last six matches between the sides.
  • Sunderland have won just one of their last seven Premier League trips to London (W1 D1 L5).
  • After being unbeaten in their first eight home league games this season (W4 D4 L0), Spurs have lost two of their last three games at White Hart Lane (W1 D0 L2).
  • Jermain Defoe has scored five times in his last two Premier League games, as many as he did in previous 22 appearances in the competition.
  • Former Spurs’ striker Defoe last scored in three consecutive Premier League games in March 2008 while at Portsmouth (a run of five games in total).


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