Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League today, when they take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
The North London club’s run of four competitive wins was punctuated by their 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at White Hart Lane just before the two-week international break.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino will want his players to give a better display against Sunderland this afternoon.
Spurs are gunning for a top-four finish in the Premier League this term and cannot afford any more slip-ups in the early weeks of the season.
However, winning at Sunderland is not going to be easy as Gus Poyet’s side have ambitions of their own.
The Black Cats have made some shrewd signings in the summer transfer window, including that of Ricky Alvarez from Inter Milan, and will be confident of defeating their visitors from London.
It promises to be a very exciting game, and here is how Sunderland and Tottenham will line up:
#SAFC: Mannone, Vergini, van Aanholt, Brown, O'Shea (c), Cattermole, Larsson, Rodwell, Johnson, Alvarez, Wickham— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) September 13, 2014
Tottenham Hotspur XI: