Tottenham v Watford team news and stats

Date published: Saturday 6th February 2016 10:37

Dele Alli: Wouldn't want to play for Arsenal

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Tottenham have recovered more points than any other team in the Premier League from losing positions ahead of their clash with Watford, who have recovered the fewest.

Team news:

Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli will be available to face the Hornets.

Alli came off at half-time in the Norwich match feeling dizzy but the in-form youngster has returned to training and will be assessed ahead of the weekend.

Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason could also feature at White Hart Lane after recovering from an ankle injury but Clinton Njie and Jan Vertonghen are both out with knee problems.

Etienne Capoue and Miguel Britos will both be assessed by Watford.

Defender Britos missed the goalless draw against Chelsea on Wednesday through illness while former Spurs midfielder Capoue, substituted after 87 minutes, is also under the weather.

On-loan defender Nathan Ake returns after not being eligible to face his parent club and new signing Mario Suarez could be handed his first start. Defenders Tommie Hoban (groin) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) both continue their rehabilitation.

Opta stats:

  • Tottenham have lost just four of their last 25 Premier League games at White Hart Lane (W14 D7 L4), but two of these have come since the start of December.
  • Watford have not won any of their last eight meetings with Spurs in all competitions (W0 D2 L6).
  • Spurs have recovered more points than any other team in the Premier League from losing positions this season (14).
  • Watford have recovered just two points from losing positions this season, which is fewer than any other side.
  • Mauricio Pochettino’s side have allowed fewer shots on target against them in 2016 than any other team in the Premier League (13 in five games).
  • Harry Kane has scored 14 goals in his last 15 Premier League appearances – this after scoring just three in his 17 league apps prior to this run.
  • Without Harry Kane’s 15 Premier League goals this season, Tottenham Hotspur would be one point worse off.
  • Son Heung-Min’s two Premier League goals this season – one of which was a winner against Watford in December – have won Spurs four points.
  • The Hornets have failed to score in three of their last four Premier League games.
  • Odion Ighalo has been directly involved in seven of Watford’s last 11 Premier League goals (scoring six and assisting another).

 

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