Tottenham 'fighting for bigger things' than finish above Arsenal - Pochettino

Rosalie Stanley
April 15, 2017

Tottenham are seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea ahead of hosting Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

With Kane having twice spent time on the sidelines injured this season, and Vincent Janssen struggling to find his feet in England, Alli has been suggested as a potential option up top, but he would not be keen.

Tottenham have produced a stellar season, with Mauricio Pochettino's team now second in the league.

Eriksen has emerged as one of the most impressive performers in the Spurs team in recent months and Pochettino has praised his laid-back approach to the game. The successes over Burnley and Swansea City on the road are arguably more important than thrashing the likes of Stoke City and Watford at White Hart Lane.

The Tottenham Hotspur star has enjoyed a fabulous season for club and country.

There is no doubting that he could be the difference between champions and runners-up, but each of Pochettino's big-hitters have helped their team get into this position. Not only are Tottenham the best coached side in the league, they are by far the stronger side than Arsenal.

Spurs have won their last eleven games at White Hart Lane but Afobe said: "We have had a few tough games recently and people write us off before the match has even kicked off but we know what we can do".

With just seven games remaining, Chelsea are looking to land the knockout blow as they slug it out with second-placed Tottenham in the fight for Premier League supremacy.

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But with Chelsea facing a testing trip to Manchester United tomorrow - where they have not won since 2013 - another Spurs home win will pile the pressure back on the Blues.

Midfielder Victor Wanyama is also available after overcoming a back complaint.

Howe will again be able to call upon Tyrone Mings after the defender completed a five-match suspension for stamping on the head of Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Midfielder Dan Gosling remains a doubt after suffering a setback to his recovery from a knee problem.

Spurs, meanwhile, kept themselves within striking distance after sweeping aside Watford 4-0 in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off for a sixth straight league win. "Whether I am playing against top or bottom of the league I get the same buzz and just want to score goals".

Midfield: Victor Moses made a successful comeback last weekend having recovered from a toe injury so the Nigerian global should continue in the right wing-back position.

There have been goals at both ends in five of Bournemouth's last six matches away from home and Paddy Power offer 5/6 (1.83) that both teams are on target in north London, while the same firm go 22/1 (23.0) that the match ends goalless - as it did when these rivals locked horns at Vitality Stadium back in October.

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