Tottenham v Swansea preview

Date published: Tuesday 3rd March 2015 6:06

Having lost to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, just three days after crashing out of the Europa League at the hands of Fiorentina, it remains to be seen if Pochettino will make changes as Spurs return to Premier League action.

With none of his first-team squad currently out of action, the likes of Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele will all hoping for a recall having been named on the bench at Wembley.

Swansea playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson has recovered from hamstring trouble and is in line to start against his former club.

Sigurdsson sat out the 1-0 victory over Burnley on Saturday and should return in the number 10 role behind Bafetimbi Gomis with Jonjo Shelvey deployed in a deeper role for the Barclays Premier League clash.

Kyle Naughton also returns to White Hart Lane for the first time since his January move to Swansea but loan signing Tom Carroll is unable to play against his parent club and drops out of Garry Monk’s matchday squad.

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Tottenham v Swansea preview

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2013 12:10

Belgium international Vertonghen returned to action in the opening day win at Palace after the best part of four weeks out with an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, England winger Lennon, who made a substitute appearance at Selhurst Park, is expected to play a role despite experiencing pain in his foot.

Paulinho and Roberto Soldado, who both scored in the 5-0 win against Dinamo Tbilisi, are expected to keep their places, while winger Andros Townsend is pushing for a starting role after an impressive display.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is expected to tinker with his team for the trip to White Hart Lane.

Left-back Ben Davies may return after missing out against Petrolul Ploiesti in the Europa League through injury.

Meanwhile, Jonathan de Guzman’s return from concussion means he may be in line for a start in midfield.

Nathan Dyer looks set to miss out again with a hamstring injury, but Jordi Amat and Jose Canas may come into contention for starting berths as Laudrup looks to manage the demands of domestic and European campaigns.

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Tottenham v Swansea preview

Date published: Friday 14th December 2012 2:46

Andre Villas-Boas may be tempted to pair Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe once again in attack as Everton only turned last weekend’s game around after the latter’s withdrawal.

Scott Parker and Benoit Assou-Ekotto have returned to training and could take part in Sunday’s home tie.

For Swansea, Pablo Hernandez could miss out again with the thigh injury that saw him withdrawn in the victory over West Brom last month.

But there is better news regarding Leon Britton who returned to action against Middlesbrough in midweek after missing the defeat by Norwich last weekend.

Ashley Williams is also back after suspension, while Michael Laudrup has a decision to make regarding his frontmen with Itay Shechter and Danny Graham both available.

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