Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester United and part-time gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Wembley Stadium this Sunday as the Premier League returns after our successful Cup distractions.
Having comfortably come past Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup third round tie with a 7-0 scoreline, we took a narrow 1-0 advantage over Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup on Tuesday evening but the focus now is another three points as we look to keep the pressure on at the top of the table in 2018/19.
Having slipped back in the Premier League into third spot, there is only a two point gap to Manchester City and a six point gap to Liverpool in top spot, so it’s still all to play for and a memorable victory over the Red Devil’s would keep confidence in the group flowing.
With Lucas Moura being ruled out of Chelsea with the knee issue he picked up in the FA Cup, whether he returns to contention in time for this one remains to be seen, but PhysioRoom.com list him as three days away, along with Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele, so options for manager Mauricio Pochettino should soon improve from an injury front.
We’ll have to see what the remainder of the week brings.