Tottenham Hotspur will be aiming to bounce back from their Capital One Cup final defeat on Wednesday night they when host Garry Monk’s Swansea City, as Mauricio Pochettino’s side switch all their focus onto pushing for a top-four finish.
A haul of 10 points from the last 15 available has lifted Swansea to eighth in the table – four points behind seventh-placed Spurs having played a game more, and a mid-week win would further boost the Welsh club’s hopes of a return to the Europa League.
Tottenham have won their last six matches against the Swans in all competitions, however, including a 2-1 victory in December’s reverse fixture, thanks to Christian Eriksen’s last-gasp strike.
Swansea have lost just three Premier League games since that defeat, but Spurs themselves are unbeaten in their last eight home games, despite going winless since the 2-1 win over Arsenal on February 7.
Their form in recent top-flight matches also suggests a home win is on the cards on the night, with Pochettino's men score over twice as many goals, recording more shots, finishing more of their chances and having more of the ball than their opponents over the past six games.
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Swansea could be boosted, though, by the potential return of Gylfi Sigurdsson, who missed the 1-0 win over Burnley with a knock, while fellow Spurs oldboy Kyle Naughton also looks set to return to White Hart Lane for the first time since his January switch.
Tom Carroll is ineligible as part of the loan agreement which took him to the Liberty Stadium in the summer, however, while Tottenham's ex-Spurs contingent of Michel Vorm and Ben Davies will likely have to settle for spots on the bench.
If Swansea find themselves facing a Tottenham team exhausted from their recent fixture pile up then they could well cause an upset in north London, but the home side's superior form in front of goal points towards a tough 90 minutes for the visitors.