Bournemouth away is as good an opportunity as any to out some distance between us and the disappointment of Juventus.
Injury updates Serge Aurier is back which will no doubt delight his legion of hard core fans who have been charmed by his moderate tackling, his use of his height and above all, his pace. Toby Alderweireld remains sidelined as his still busy negotiating his contract with Manchester United.
Random quote The gaffer has been discussing his enthusiasm for the new stadium and how everyone was looking forward to making it home. Poch told the Evening Standard:
“We’re in a good way to create a massive club because we have all the tools to be one of the biggest clubs in Europe.” Tools? That’s a terrible way to describe Moussa Sissok and Dele Alli.
Away Form Spurs have won 60%, drawn 15% and lost 25% of their last 20 away games. Which ought to provide a welcome edge.
Crisp Packet Hands Hugo Lloris has been under fire (on and off for some time) however he’s kept a clean sheet in 8 of our last 20 away games, going on to win all 8 of these matches.
Cherries Home Form Bournemouth have won 45%, drawn 25% and lost 30% of their last 20 home games. Bournemouth have also scored in 80% of their last 20 home games.