Tottenham Hotspur welcome Stoke City to White Hart Lane on Sunday with two points and five places separating the two clubs in the Premier League.
Spurs continue to be hit-and-miss this season with their fine European exploits overshadowed by a poor run of domestic form.
Tottenham’s 2-1 win against Aston Villa was a step in the right direction but they have to build up momentum which means another three points against Mark Hughes’ side.
That will be easier said than done, with the Potters impressing this season and already achieving some fine results, most notably the victory against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium that suggests an away win here is definitely possible.
Tottenham injury concerns: Aaron Lennon has a hamstring injury but should recover in time to feature while Nabil Bentaleb is currently nursing an ankle injury.
Tottenham absences: Kyle Walker remains side-lined due to a pelvic injury.
Stoke injury concerns: Marc Muniesa has an ankle injury but has a 75 per cent chance of featuring. Robert Huth has a calf injury and is lacking match fitness.
Stoke absences: Glenn Whelan is out long-term with a leg injury and Peter Odemwingie is out with a knee problem.
Predicted starting line-ups:
Tottenham – Lloris, Naughton, Vertonghen, Kaboul, Rose, Eriksen, Capoue, Mason, Lamela, Soldado, Kane
Stoke – Begovic, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, N’Zonzi, Sidwell, Moses, Adam, Arnautovic, Diouf