Tottenham Hotspur go in search of making it four wins in a row in all competitions, when Newcastle United travel to the London on Sunday afternoon.
Since losing to Everton on the opening day of the Premier League season, Jose Mourinho’s side have won both of their Europa League fixtures, as well as blowing away Southampton in domestic action last weekend.
Heung-Min Son scored four goals that afternoon and will be looking for more against Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side, who shipped three in a poor display against Brighton last time out.
Spurs, three days after a long trip to North Macedonia where they beat KF Shkendija 3-1, are expected to welcome back Hugo Lloris after giving him the night off as well as Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Matt Doherty and former Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko, who were all also afforded at least a partial rest in Eastern Europe.
As for Newcastle, they’re expected to be without Jamal Lewis, who suffered an eye injury after a clash with Brighton’s Yves Bissouma. The former Norwich left-back was caught by a flying boot from the midfielder and has swelling and a cut around his eye.
Allan Saint-Maximin also went off early against the Seagulls and is likely to also miss out, with a sprained ankle not healing in time to feature. Ryan Fraser could come in for his first start as a Newcastle player after playing just the second half against Morecambe in the week as he rebuilds his match fitness.
Miguel Almiron is also set to start for the Geordies, with Bruce suggesting in his Friday press conference that the Paraguayan has been unlucky to not start any of Newcastle’s first two Premier League games.
Joelinton scored twice in the Carabao Cup in midweek and managed to score one of his two league goals against Spurs last season but isn’t likely to start, with Almiron taking Andy Carroll’s place in the starting XI.
Tottenham take on Newcastle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, September 27th at 2pm.