Tottenham v Swansea: Match Preview.


Mauricio Pochettino and his men will be keen to get back to winning ways after a difficult week, which saw them scrape a draw with West Ham and crash out of the Europa League, before being stifled by Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final to deny them their first silverware since 2008.

They do not have time to dwindle on this disappointing stretch, as the games continue to come thick and fast with another 2 games in the next 4 days. Their focus will now be on clawing their way into the top 4, and this will need to start with a win on Wednesday when they host Swansea, who sit 4 points below Spurs in 8th having played 1 more game.

Gary Monk and the Swans have been flying high despite losing Wilfried Bony to Manchester City, and they look on course to break their record for points in the Premier League as they are just 7 shy with 11 fixtures remaining. Swansea will be buoyed by the return of Gylfi Sigurdsson, who will be fit to play against his former team as the Icelandic midfielder recovers from a hamstring strain which kept him out of their 1-0 victory against Burnley last time out. Sigurdsson has been instrumental to their success having chipped in 6 goals as well as 8 assists, with only Cesc Fabregas setting up more goals this season.

Spurs won the reverse fixture 2-1 in December, with Christian Eriksen scoring a late winner in typical fashion for Tottenham this campaign. Since this victory they had been in fine form until their recent stumble, with fatigue perhaps being a contributing factor.

This will be something that Swansea will look to capitalise on, and they will be full of confidence following their recent victory over Manchester United which gave them the league double over the Red Devils for the first time in their history. Spurs can now focus all of their efforts on the Premier League, where they currently sit just 6 points off 4th place with a game in hand which they play on Saturday against QPR.

Written by Jonny Hughes. @J_Hughes08


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