Tottenham v Norwich kicks off at White Hart Lane at 3pm, we preview the match and also have the starting teams.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose, Dembele, Paulinho, Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson, Soldado
Norwich: Ruddy; Whittaker, Bassong (c), Turner, Garrido; Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Redmond; Elmander; van Wolfswinkel.
Two teams who made some serious moves in the transfer market this year face off down the Lane on Saturday. AVB looked like he was collecting battering ram midfielders during the window before he added the guile of Christian Eriksen and Eric Lamela.
Two wins and one draw with Soldado finding the net from the penalty spot the only goals that Spurs have scored these 21 year olds hold the key for unlocking defences for Spurs this season. Norwich also did well in the transfer market with Van Wolfswinkel, Redmond, Fer, Hooper and Elmander joining.
In their last away game against Hull, Norwich fielded a conservative midfield in a game they should have had ambitions to win but ended up losing. Redmond struck for the Canaries against Southampton last time out and he could prove to be vital for Norwich’s season supplying Van Wolfswinkel and Elmander. Spurs should have enough to win the day against Norwich.
- Norwich were undefeated in all three matches they played against Tottenham last season. They drew 1-1 in both league games and beat Spurs 2-1 in the League Cup fourth round – their first win against Tottenham at Carrow Road since 1991.
- The Canaries have a good recent record at White Hart Lane. As well as last season’s draw they won 2-1 there in the 2011-12 season – and have lost just two of six Premier League visits to the Lilywhites.
- Only against Manchester United (nine) and Liverpool (eight) have Norwich lost more games in Premier League history than against Tottenham (six).
- This is their 62nd meeting in all competitions. Tottenham have won 26, Norwich 19 and there have been 16 draws.
- Tottenham’s defeat to Arsenal was their first loss since losing to Fulham back in March – 10 matches ago.
- They have won 10 of their last 14 home games in the Premier League, losing just one (D3).
- Going into the weekend, only Everton have had more shots than Tottenham’s 42 this season but they have still not yet scored from open play. Brazilian midfielder Paulinho has had 11 of those shots, which is more than any other player without scoring.
- After three matches, they are yet to be caught offside once.
- Departed star Gareth Bale had a hand in 38% of Tottenham’s goals last season (25 of 66; scoring 21 and assisting four).
- Norwich may have lost only one of 11 Premier League games at Carrow Road in 2013, but they have won just one of their 10 away matches this year (v Man City).
- Nathan Redmond has dribbled past more players (13) than any other top-flight player this season.
- Another new signing, Leroy Fer, continued his strong start at the club and made eight of Norwich’s 29 tackles against Southampton in their last match.
- Ricky van Wolfswinkel has committed more fouls (10) than any other player this season in the Premier League.