White Hart Lane: Home of Tottenham Hotspur(credit: Wikipedia
Tottenham could be boosted by the return of midfielder Steven Pienaar for tonight’s North London derby with Arsenal. (kick-off 19.45 BST)
Pienaar has been sidelined recently with a groin problem, but the South Africa international looks to have overcome the problem in time to face the Gunners.
Spurs welcome back forward Peter Crouch following his European ban, but a foot injury means Niko Kranjcar is doubtful.
Ledley King (groin) and Jonathan Woodgate (calf) have returned to training following their respective injuries, but the game comes too soon for them and they will watch from the sidelines with Alan Hutton and Wilson Palacios (both knee).
Meanwhile, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be able to call upon Bacary Sagna as the Gunners look to take advantage of Manchester United’s draw on Tuesday night and breathe new life into their title challenge.
Sagna returns from a knee injury and is expected to replace Emmanuel Eboue, who’s ill-advised challenge on Lucas Leiva led to Liverpool’s last-gasp equaliser at the weekend.
Wojciech Szczesny will be hoping to keep his place in goal but the Gunners do have Manuel Almunia (knee) fit again, as are Denilson (toe) and Tomas Rosicky (illness).
Last Premier League games:
TOTTENHAM 3 Stoke City 2: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto (Gallas 89), Van der Vaart, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale, Pavlyuchenko, Crouch. Not used: Cudicini, Jenas, Defoe, Bassong, Rose, Sandro.
ARSENAL 1 Liverpool 1: Szczesny, Eboue, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Diaby (Song 81), Wilshere (Bendtner 72), Walcott (Arshavin 72), Fabregas, Nasri, van Persie. Not used: Lehmann, Squillaci, Gibbs, Chamakh.