Spurs entertain Norwich on Wednesday evening for a place in this season’s FA Cup quarter-finals.
Jose Mourinho’s men head into this contest on the back of three consecutive defeats in all competitions, losing 3-2 at home to Wolves last time out.
As for the Canaries, they are in buoyant mood following their Premier League win over Leicester City, but can they inflict further misery on the Lilywhites?
Read on for our preview of Spurs vs Norwich, including predictions, team news and TV coverage information.
When is Spurs vs Norwich and where can I watch live?
Competition: FA Cup
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Kick-off: 7:45 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BBC Red Button
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Last five meetings: Spurs vs Norwich
22 Jan 2020: Spurs 2-1 Norwich (Premier League)
28 Dec 2019: Norwich 2-2 Spurs (Premier League)
02 Feb 2016: Norwich 0-3 Spurs (Premier League)
26 Dec 2015: Spurs 3-0 Norwich (Premier League)
23 Feb 2014: Norwich 1-0 Spurs (Premier League)
Aggregate Score: Spurs (WDWWL) 10-4 Norwich (LDLLW)
Ones to watch
Spurs: Dele Alli
The absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min has shone the bright light on Dele Alli who, to his credit, is stepping up under Jose Mourinho despite recent poor results. Playing in this new forward role, the England international will again be tasked with being involved in Spurs’ goalscoring efforts. Full of confidence, he’ll no doubt back himself to get on the scoresheet again.
Key stat: Dele Alli has been involved in 10 goals under Jose Mourinho (six goals and four assists).
Norwich: Teemu Pukki
The partying has died down in recent months but Teemu Pukki cannot be counted out, especially as he’s caused Spurs more than one headache in recent meetings. He scored on his last trip to north London and if anyone can find the net in a Norwich jersey, it’ll be him.
Key stat: Teemu Pukki has gone 372 minutes since scoring his last goal (v Spurs on 22 January, 2020).
📋 #THFC: Vorm, Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Vertonghen (C), Winks, Skipp, Lo Celso, Dele, Bergwijn, Lucas.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 4, 2020
Harry Kane (thigh), Moussa Sissoko (knee), Son Heung-min (elbow) and Ryan Sessegnon (groin) are definitely out with respective injuries. Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, is a doubt and the same could be said of Juan Foyth as Mourinho is expected to make a few changes from the side he deployed against Wolves last time out.
Confirmed XI: Vorm; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen; Winks, Skipp, Lo Celso, Alli, Bergwijn, Moura.
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🚨 TEAM NEWS 🚨
◾ Four changes to Friday's starting XI
◾ Vrancic, Trybull, Rupp, and Drmic come in
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) March 4, 2020
Daniel Farke heads into a third meeting with Spurs this season without up to four players through injury. Timm Klose (knee), Sam Byram (thigh) and Onel Hernandez (knee) are out whilst Christoph Zimmermann (thigh) is a major doubt.
Confirmed XI: Krul; Aarons, Godfrey, Hanley, Lewis; Vrabcic, Tryball; Rupp, Buendia, Cantwell; Drmic.
Spurs will be desperate to end this current three-match winless streak they are on. It will not be easy against Norwich, who have caused them some difficulties this season and will be full of confidence after beating Leicester last time out — a result which keeps them in touch with the relegation battle.
For that reason, expect another close game in which we feel the home side will again eke out a win.