Tottenham Hotspur, looking to bounce back from their defeat in the North London derby, face Norwich City on Saturday, with two players in line to make their home debuts.
Andre Villas-Boas’ side lost their 100% record at the Emirates Stadium in a somewhat subdued performance. The former Chelsea boss will be concerned by the lack of a cutting edge so far this season, with their only league goals coming from the penalty spot, and an overall lack of clear-cut chances. However, once the likes of Erik Lamela and Cristian Eriksen settle, that could soon change.
Norwich secured their first three point haul of the new season before the international break, with Nathan Redmond’s goal enough to beat Southampton. They have made a good start, but they do not often travel well, which could let them down at White Hart Lane.
Eriksen and Lamela could both make their full Tottenham debuts in the first game since the departure of Gareth Bale, while fellow new signing Vlad Chiriches is still waiting for a work permit and is unavailable. Etienne Capoue and Aaron Lennon are both injured.
Gary Hooper is in the running to make his Premier League bow for Norwich after recovering from a shin problem, making Elliott Bennett, a long-term absentee, the only player on their injury list.
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