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Match Preview: Davy Propper in contention for Spurs trip

Dutch midfielder could be available for Sunday's game in the capital.

By Alex Stedman • 29 October 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Davy Propper in training with Albion.

Albion are back in Premier League action on Sunday when they travel to face Tottenham Hotspur, kick-off 7.15pm.

The side drew 1-1 with West Brom last time out at the Amex on Monday. Albion had taken a first half lead through an own goal from Jake Livermore before Karlan Grant’s late equaliser meant the spoils were shared. 

Spurs have enjoyed a strong start to the season and are unbeaten in their last six league matches. They have drawn their last three in the Premier League on home soil, the latest being a dramatic 3-3 draw with West Ham where the visitors scored three goals in the last 20 minutes.

Heung-min Son’s late goal on Monday secured a 1-0 win over Burnley at Turf Moor which lifted Jose Mourinho’s men to fifth ahead of the seventh round of matches this weekend. They are the league’s top scorers with 16 goals in six games.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office, kick-off is at 7.15pm. 

Team news... 

Graham Potter provided the latest team news when he spoke to the media on Thursday afternoon.

The side will still be without Lewis Dunk who will serve the second match of his three-game suspension. 

He said, "Davy Propper is making good progress and getting closer. There's an outside chance he'll be in the squad for Sunday.

"The game will come too soon for Alireza Jahanbakhsh. Everybody else is fit and available."

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PL: Albion 1 West Brom 1

Our last league fixture…

Albion 1
Livermore (OG) 40

West Brom 1
Grant (83)

Albion line-up: Ryan (GK); Lamptey, White, Webster, Veltman, Burn; Bissouma, Lallana (Gross 61); March (Mac Allister 70), Maupay, Trossard (Alzate 79)

Subs not used: Steele (GK), Bernardo, Connolly, Welbeck. 

Their last league fixture…

Burnley 0

Tottenham 1
Heung-min Son (76)

Tottenham line-up: Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele (Lo Celso 79); Son (Rodon 89), Kane, Moura (Lamela 57).

Subs not used: Hart, Regulion, Bale, Vinicius. 

We’ve met before …

This will be the 30th league and cup meeting with Spurs. Albion have won seven and drawn eight. Their most recent victory was the 3-0 Amex success in October, 2019 when Aaron Connolly scored twice.

In the return fixture on Boxing Day, Adam Webster was on target before Tottenham hit back to win 2-1.

Albion’s last win at White Hart Lane was in 1981 when they triumphed 1-0 in a First Division fixture.

Tottenham’s team included former Albion boss Chris Hughton. Michael Robinson scored for Albion who drew there in a League Cup tie the following year with Tony Grealish Albion’s scorer before losing the replay at the Goldstone. 

Tottenham have won the five subsequent home games, including a 2-0 success at Wembley when the sides met for the first time in the Premier League in 2017. 

The Tottenham player to watch…

By Paul Hazlewood
Heung-min Son has been in fine form for Spurs this season.

Heung-min Son has already found the net ten times this season, with eight of them coming in the Premier League and the other two in the Europa League.

The midfielder hit four when Spurs were 5-2 winners away to Southampton back in September and was also on target in their last home game against West Ham.

The South Korean has forged an impressive partnership with striker Harry Kane already this term, combining nine times for a goal.

Monday’s combination against Burnley was the 29th time the duo have linked up to score – the Premier League’s second-highest tally behind Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard of Chelsea (36).

Match officials…

Referee: Graham Scott. Assistants: Simon Long, Tim Wood. Fourth official: Simon Hooper.  

VAR: Jonathan Moss. Assistant VAR: Nick Hopton.

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