Home must be where the heart is for Jose’s Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United – Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Sunday 2pm – Preview

Following three successive victories on the road, Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping home is a little more comfortable than it was when early-season Premier League leaders, Everton, were the visitors a fortnight ago.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s powerful header ten minutes after the interval condemned a lacklustre Spurs to an opening day defeat. However, momentum has gradually been regained with UEFA Europa League victories over Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Shkendija either side of a Heung-Min Son inspired trouncing of Southampton at St Mary’s.

The Lilywhites now face a Newcastle United side, fresh from a seven-goal Carabao Cup mauling of Morecambe, but perhaps still smarting from last Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion at St James Park?

Spanish left-back, Sergio Reguilon, could make his Tottenham debut following his move from Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is likely to recall Matt Doherty, Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Giovani Lo Celso, Lucas Moura and England skipper Harry Kane after they were rested for the trip to Macedonia.

The Spurs boss is also left with a dilemma over Tanguy Ndombele and Dele Alli. Newcastle chief, Steve Bruce, has concerns over the fitness of Jamal Lewis and Allan Saint-Maximin.

Jeevesie’s prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Newcastle United

Brian Jeeves

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