Match Previews

Lamptey and Welbeck to miss Spurs

Latest team news and everything you need to know ahead of Sunday's game.

By Alex Stedman • 31 January 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Danny Welbeck will miss tonight's game against Tottenham.

Albion face a quick turnaround and are back in action on home soil when they face Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex on Sunday, kick-off 7.15pm.

Albion drew 0-0 with Fulham on Wednesday, their sixth draw at home this season. They had good chances to win the game but were also grateful for Lewis Dunk's late clearance to secure a point.

By James Boardman
Lewis Dunk denies Ruben Loftus-Cheek what would have been a last minute winner.

Albion's last league victory was the 1-0 success over Leeds at Elland Road thanks to Neal Maupay's seventh of the season.

Spurs lost 3-1 at home to Liverpool on Thursday. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg netted in the second half, but defeat brought to an end their eight-match unbeaten run.

Where to watch…

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Team news... 

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Potter's Spurs press conference

Graham Potter provided an update when he spoke to the media on Friday and confirmed there are no fresh injury concerns following the Fulham fixture.

Tariq Lamptey is still two or three weeks away from being fit.

Danny Welbeck is making good progress and the head coach says he's hopeful the striker will return to training next week.

Our last fixture…

Albion 0

Fulham 0

Albion line-up: Sanchez; Veltman, Webster, Dunk, White, March, Bissouma, Mac Allister (Propper 83), Gross, March; Maupay, Trossard.

Subs not used: Walton, Burn, Lallana, Moder, Connolly, Alzate, Tau, Zeqiri.

Their last fixture…

Tottenham 1
Hojbjerg (49)

Liverpool 3
Firmino (45)
Alexander-Arnold (47)
Mane (65)

Tottenham line-up: Lloris; Doherty, Rodon, Aurier (Winks 45), Davies; Hojbjerg, Dier, Ndombele, Son, Kane (Lamela 45), Bergwijn (Bale 81).

Subs not used: Hart, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Moura, Vinicius.

The history…

Albion and Tottenham have played each other 31 times dating back to 1903.

Albion’s last win over Tottenham came in memorable fashion at the Amex last season.

Neal Maupay opened the scoring before a brace from Aaron Connolly on his first Premier League start sealed three points on the south coast.

Spurs have since won the last two meetings between the teams on home soil by a 2-1 scoreline.

The Spurs Player to Watch…

By Paul Hazlewood
Heung-Min Son challenges Yves Bissouma for the ball.

Heung-Min Son remains as influential as ever for the north London side.

He has netted 16 times in 31 appearances in all competitions so far this season. The South Korean kicked off his goalscoring run with a remarkable four goals in a 5-2 away win over Southampton in September.

Since the start of the new year he has found the net against both Leeds United and Brentford.

Match Officials…

Referee: Peter Bankes. Assistants: Neil Davies, James Mainwaring. Fourth official: Simon Hooper. 

VAR: David Coote. Assistant VAR: Nick Hopton.