Tottenham Hotspur vs Swansea City Preview: Swans looking for second win under Bradley as Spurs vow to end poor form

Tottenham Hotspur vs Swansea City Preview: Swans looking for second win under Bradley as Spurs vow to end poor form

After a shocking run of results, Swansea are unbeaten in their last two games whilst Tottenham have just one win in ten.

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Ryan Fisher

Swansea City travel to Tottenham Hotspur looking to be the first side to win at White Hart Lane this season.

Bob Bradley got his first win as Swans boss last weekend with a thrilling 5-4 win over Crystal Palace.

That results now means that Swansea haven't tasted defeat since the November 6 match against Manchester United, after holding Everton at Goodison Park.

Swansea will need a better result than last season's trip to North London, as the Welsh side fell to a 2-1 defeat thanks to goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose.

Tough opposition

Despite only losing for the first time of the season last week against Chelsea, Spurs only sit fifth in the Premier League table, four points off fourth placed Arsenal and seven points off their West London rivals, who top the table.

Since despatching of Manchester City, handing them their first loss under Pep Guardiola, Spurs have won only one of their last 10 games in all competitions.

Spurs will want their attacking quality to shine through, as last season's top scorer, Harry Kane is back from injury and in top form.

Spurs have a fantastic Premier League record against the Swans. In 10 meetings since their promotion, Swansea have managed two draws and eight defeats against Tottenham, registering two points out of a possible 30; neither of those points was claimed at White Hart Lane.

Team News

For Tottenham, Toby Alderweireld is nearing a return from a lengthy knee problem, but it remains unclear whether or not he'll start. 

Danny Rose coming back from a suspension is a welcome boost for Pochettino, who remains without both Ben Davies and Erik Lamela.

Bob Bradley is only missing Sung-Yueng Ki ahead of the trip to North London, Ki suffered a broken toe in the game against Everton.

Star playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson is likely to be the focal point of the Swansea attack once again, with midfielder Leroy Fer and experienced striker Fernando Llorente, who both bagged braces against Palace, likely to start.

Jefferson Montero returned to the bench last week, and is in contention to start, as is young Jay Fulton, who made good on his chance in the first team on his debut.

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