Match Preview: Swansea v Spurs
Spurs take a trip to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to play Swansea City in the quarter-final of the FA Cup. The FA Cup remains Tottenham Hotspur’s best opportunity to win silverware this year, as the club looks to end their ten-year wait to win a trophy. Spurs have firmly established themselves as a top-four team in recent years, but with Man City so far ahead in the league, the FA Cup remains firmly in Pochettino’s crosshairs. If they were to go on and claim victory in the competition, this would be the club’s ninth FA Cup title.
Swansea have never won the FA Cup but will be looking to frustrate the Lilywhites on their home turf following a sudden pick-up in their recent form. Swansea are currently fighting a league battle to remain in the Premier League so their priorities going into the quarter-final may be different from that their opponents.
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Injury and Team News
The significant news coming out of North London this week has most certainly been the injury of England International Harry Kane. After withstanding damage to the ligament in his right ankle, the Spurs medical staff have ordered Harry off his feet for a minimum of a month – so he most certainly will not be appearing on Saturday.
Dele Alli and Danny Rose were substituted off the pitch against Bournemouth last week, with a groin and calf injury respectively, and may be in doubt for the FA Cup clash. These have been judged to be minor injuries, it depends on whether Poch will risk them in action outside of the league. Toby Alderweireld still struggles with his thigh injury, but the Belgian has made his only appearances in recent times during FA Cup matches.
Renato Sanches has been sidelined for the Swans in recent weeks due to a thigh injury, but reports suggest the youngster will return against Spurs. Leon Britton is similarly coming to the end of his recovery after suffering a back injury. Wilfried Bony will be sidelined with a knee injury; Leroy Fer and Angel Rangel will similarly not appear.
Spurs are currently on a 12 game unbeaten streak in the League. Aside from their unfortunate loss to Juventus in the Champions League, their form has been very strong. They are currently third in the Premier League: four points behind Man Utd in 2nd and one point ahead of Liverpool in 3rd.
The Swans are currently 14th in the league with 31 points. They are still in the midst of a relegation battle as they are only four points off Crystal Palace and Stoke, who are both in the relegation zone.
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Swansea vs Spurs: Our Prediction
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