On Sunday afternoon, Tottenham hosts Newcastle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in what could be a pivotal match in the Premier League’s race for Champions League spots.
Ange Postecoglou’s team has been playing well, but they have lost their last five games. They will be looking to break that streak today.
Although injuries have had a significant impact on this run of play, Spurs’ inability to maintain leads has become apparent in recent games.
Following the North London club’s 2-1 loss to West Ham earlier this week, Postecoglou made two changes to the starting lineup: Sarr and Richarlison took the places of Hojbjerg and Lo Celso.
Regarding Newcastle, the Magpies have experienced multiple injuries of their own, and Eddie Howe’s squad’s depth has been put to the test this year.
Howe will find it difficult to focus on anything other than the Tyneside club’s crucial Champions League match against AC Milan on Wednesday.
Everton also defeated the Magpies during the week, so this afternoon’s trip to North London will see the manager of Newcastle name an unchanged lineup.
Although Lascelles’ injury at Goodison Park raised some questions about his fitness, the Newcastle captain is prepared to help his team win three points on Monday.