West Brom v Tottenham team news & stats

Date published: Friday 4th December 2015 2:30

Harry Kane: Has scored three goals in two games against West Brom

Harry Kane: Has scored three goals in two games against West Brom

Tottenham have not lost any of their last five Premier League games at West Brom going into Saturday’s latest meeting at The Hawthorns.

Team news

West Brom will be without Claudio Yacob, who is banned, but Chris Brunt is available again after a suspension of his own. There are also one or two unnamed players in the Albion squad nursing knocks ahead of the game.

Tottenham welcome back Dele Alli after he too served a ban last weekend, but Ryan Mason faces around two weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Opta stats

  • Tottenham have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League meetings with West Brom (W5 D5 L1).
  • West Brom have picked up just two points in their last five Premier League home matches against Spurs (W0 D2 L3).
  • Harry Kane has netted three goals in his two Premier League appearances against West Brom. Only against Leicester City has he scored more (4).
  • Christian Eriksen has scored in three of Spurs’ last four top-flight clashes with the Baggies, with his haul of three goals his joint-most against any opponent in the Premier League.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in 13 league games – their best run in the Premier League and their best run in the top-flight since March 1985 (14 games).
  • Since Tony Pulis’ first game in charge on January 10, 2015, West Brom have kept more clean sheets than any other Premier League side (16).
  • Tony Pulis has lost 99 Premier League games as a manager and his next defeat will see him become one of only 15 managers to have lost a century of games in the competition.
  • The Baggies have posted a 39.9% average possession rate this season, a league-low figure for 2015-16 so far.
  • West Brom have benefited from an own-goal in each of their last two Premier League games; only Everton in April 2014 can better this run (three successive games in total).


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