These five matchups will determine the Tottenham-Stoke winner
Tottenham and Stoke City face off Saturday in a match that both clubs would dearly love to win. Spurs are off to a slow start to their Premier League campaign with just five points from three matches. Stoke, on the other hand, are envious of their start since they currently occupy the Premier League cellar.
That recipe should lead to a spirited contest on Saturday. Adding to the intrigue, is the fact that both clubs will miss out on important stars due to injury. Tottenham will compete without left back Danny Rose and the Potters won’t be able to deploy the injured Xherdan Shaqiri. Both men are hugely influential for their sides and will be sorely missed.
Of course, both clubs also will welcome new arrivals from the January transfer window. Look for new-signing Moussa Sissoko to enter the Spurs starting XI while Stoke should debut Wilfried Bony at the top of their attack. Even with their big reputations, expectations for both men in their first match with their new clubs should be tempered.
Read on to discover the five tactical matchups that will determine a winner between Spurs and Stoke.