10 min West Brom are working really hard defensively, and so far have kept Spurs at arm’s length. It hasn’t been the greatest start to the game.
7 min Doherty’s low cross is put behind by Townsend for the first corner of the match. Son’s delivery is poor and Gallagher heads clear.
5 min Lots of early possession for Spurs, as you’d expect. So far it has all been in front of the West Brom defence.
2 min Lloris makes a comfortable save from Robinson’s low drive.
1 min Peep peep! After both sets of players stand for a Remembrance Sunday tribute, Spurs get the game underway. They’re wearing their yellow change strip; West Brom are in blue and white.
West Brom are looking for their first win in the league this season. They’ve played well enough in some games, especially the 3-3 draw with Chelsea, but they were dismal in the 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Monday.
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West Brom are without Matheus Pereira and Branislav Ivanovic, who have both tested positive for Covid-19, while Grady Diangana has been dropped to the bench. Gareth Bale, who scored the winner against Brighton last weekend, starts his first Premier League game since returning to Spurs.
West Brom (3-5-2) Johnstone; Bartley, O’Shea, Ajayi; Furlong, Gallagher Livermore, Krovinovic, Townsend; Grant, Robinson.
Substitutes: Button, Gibbs, Peltier, Phillips, Diangana, Sawyers, Edwards.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Bale, Ndombele, Son; Kane.
Substitutes: Hart, Rodon, Aurier, Davies, Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Vinicius.
Referee Andy Madley.
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Morning. Jose Mourinho’s second home used to be 1 Premier League. He spent most of his time there, looking down at the unspecial ones going about their mundane business. In the last few years, he has become one of them. Since winning the title with Chelsea in 2014-15, Mourinho has only been top of the Premier League for a few weeks, at the start of his first two seasons with Manchester United. But if Spurs win at struggling West Brom today, he will return to his old residence.
It might only be for a few hours, but it would support the growing feeling that Spurs could make a surprise title challenge this season. They need Harry Kane and Son Heung-min to stay fit and maintain their spectacular form, but a Spurs challenge is much more conceivable than when they started the season with that dismal defeat at home to Everton.
Let’s be honest, most of us thought Mourinho’s days of challenging for the biggest trophies were over. If he does win the Premier League for the fourth time, there will be quite an acceptance speech.
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