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Latest Tottenham Team News + Predicted Starting XI To Take On Stoke

Tottenham Hotspur entertain Stoke City at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. Here is the latest team news and our predicted starting eleven for Spurs.

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Tottenham Hotspur entertain Stoke City at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon looking to get back to winning ways and continue their push for the top four.

Spurs were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by West Brom on Thursday to leave the north Londoners sitting eighth in the table, so boss Tim Sherwood will be desperate to get his first home win under his belt this weekend.

Ahead of the game, Sherwood has given a team news and injury update and the big news is that Aaron Lennon could return to the squad.

The winger has missed the last two weeks with a stomach problem but Sherwood told the clubs website that he “has a chance” of being in contention to face Stoke. Should he miss out, Nacer Chadli will likely continue on the right.

Paulinho is available again having served a one match ban last time out and the Brazilian is expected to replace Lewis Holtby in the centre of midfield, but Kyle Walker is suspended having picked up his fifth booking of the season against the Baggies.

Sherwood also rated Jermain Defoe and Mousa Dembele as “doubtful” due to hamstring and ankle injuries, and the pair could join Sandro, Younes Kaboul, Andros Townsend and Jan Vertonghen on the sidelines.

Here’s our predicted line-up:

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What do you think of our team? What would your line-up be? Share your thoughts below.



  1. Dickie

    December 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Pains me o say it With that line up Tottenham 1- Stoke 2 . Chadli is shocking, I wouldn’t of pad 7 pence for him. Spurs without pacey wingers equal losses

  2. Yid4ever1

    December 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    naughton dawson chiriches rose
    lamela sandro paulinho
    soldado defoe

  3. Yid4ever1

    December 27, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Play adebayor at left back………..
    Left back in the changing room !!

  4. sybrian

    December 27, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Fredericks dawson chiriches rose
    lamela sandro paulinho
    soldado Ade

    we dont have anymore CH’s!! Defoe is probably out with a hamstring

  5. Chris Caddey

    December 27, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    This is about as good as we can do with the injuries but how frustrating is it. With the players we bought I thought we would be challenging for the title but it looks like mid table at best.

  6. Yid4ever1

    December 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Once we get our best players back… I.e
    Sandro, lennon, paulinho, Dembele, vert, kaboul etc we will still challenge for 4th., everton ain’t that good and manure will drop points

  7. abu

    December 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    naughton dawson chiriches rose

    lamela erikson paulinho sigurdsson

    soldado adebayor

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