Struggling West Bromwich Albion welcome top four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur to the Hawthorns in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Baggies will want to put the disappointment of defeat to Fulham behind them and behind them fast, but it won’t be easy against a Tottenham side within two points of top spot at the start of matchday 8.
West Brom’s loss to the Cottagers was a big blow considering the two newly promoted sides are both expected to be embroiled in a relegation battle this season. In a tale of both sides desperate for their first league win of the campaign, Scott Parker got the better of Slaven Bilic last time out.
Bilic’s relationship with the Baggies board may be of concern to supporters, particularly with evidence of possible fractures in communication regarding the recent departure of defender Ahmed Hegazi.
Things are certainly more cosy at Spurs with boss Jose Mourinho developing his own relationship with his newly-launched Instagram account.
Despite the comfortable victory over Bulgarian club Ludogorets in the Europa League on Thursday, Mourinho revealed on social media he still wasn’t impressed with the performance.
However, Harry Kane’s performance was no disappointment, with the striker bagging his 200th Spurs goal on his 300th appearance for the club – no doubt he will be hungry to add more to his tally against West Brom.
The Baggies goal threat will be reduced without the injured Hal Robson-Kanu who has a broken arm, but aside from that Bilic has no fresh fitness concerns.
Tottenham are missing Erik Lamela due to a knock, but the trio of Serge Aurier, Japhet Tanganga and Sergio Reguilon will all be assessed ahead of the Sunday lunchtime clash at the Hawthorns.
West Brom v Tottenham is a 12pm kick off on Sunday 8th November.