Two unbeaten sides Tottenham and Liverpool will go head to head on Saturday to fight out three points to keep their respective league form going. (Photo credit: GOAL)
Tottenham vs. LiverpoolTottenham Hotspur Stadium5:30pm
|Two unbeaten sides Tottenham and Liverpool will go head to head on Saturday to fight out three points to keep their respective league form going. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
It’s going according to plan for Ange Postecoglou and his Tottenham side, with yet another interesting performance and a deserved point to show for it at the Emirates last weekend.
Fulham dumped Spurs out of the Carabao Cup a few weeks ago, so Spurs didn’t have midweek headaches and will be well rested for the visit of Liverpool in what would be the final match of league action on Saturday.
Liverpool has won five straight league games; the 3-1 win over West Ham last weekend proved again that you can’t go to sleep when you’re in the game against the Kops, as they have come from behind not once but twice this season.
The defensive shape of the Kops is still suspect as they continue to concede, but they have their attack to thank for their results. Virgil Van Dijk and Trent Alexander Arnold are both fully back and can help the situation at the back, but who will partner the former at centre back?
Tottenham plays attractive football, and the fans can’t believe their luck. They were subdued at Arsenal in the first half, but Yves Bissouma and James Maddison took charge in the second half, with the Gunners missing Declan Rice, who was substituted at halftime.
The fitness of Madders is still under scrutiny, but boy, hasn’t he started his Spurs career brightly? The former Leicester City player has contributed immensely to the form of the hosts, and he delivered two assists to help them to a point at Arsenal.
Liverpool’s options in attack would get any manager green with envy, but not to the delight of FPL managers who don’t know who will start games. Mohammed Salah remains the only sure starter, with Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunes, and Luis Dias fighting for the remaining two slots.
Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboslai have both formed a solid partnership in midfield, and depending on the fitness of Ryan Gravenberch, Liverpool should have enough to compete in the middle of the park against Spurs.
Richarlison will still start from the bench, with Dejan Kulusevski and Manor Solomon likely to be preferred to join Heung Min Son upfront in the absence of Brennan Johnson, who limped off against the Gunners last weekend, and we’re hearing he could be out for a while.
It will be quite an interesting game, with both sides still unbeaten in the league. Will they either lose invincibility or will they settle for a draw to keep things moving?