Confirmed: Stoke v Tottenham line-ups, Chadli on bench

Tottenham are hoping to close the gap on the league leaders by winning at Stoke.

Tottenham Hotspur take on Stoke City this evening hoping to close the gap on Leicester City at the top of the Premier League.

Leicester came into the weekend with a seven point gap over second placed Spurs, and have temporarily gone eight points clear.

They drew with West Ham at the weekend, and this is Tottenham's game in hand, which will enable them to close the gap to five points.

Beating Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium however is unlikely to be easy.

Mark Hughes' side are a tough team to beat especially at home, but they are not infallible, possessing just the 10th best home record this season.

They have lost two of their last five league games at the Britannia, with an overall record of played 16, won seven, drawn three and lost six.

Tottenham's away record is bettered only by Leicester, losing just two games on their travels this season.

Stoke lineup


  • Shay Given
  • Geoff Cameron
  • Marc Muniesa
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Philipp Wollscheid
  • Ibrahim Afellay
  • Giannelli Imbula
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Marko Arnautovic
  • Bojan

Substitutes: Jakob Haugaard, Phil Bardsley, Charlie Adam, Stephen Ireland, Peter Crouch, Mame Biram Diouf, Joselu.

Tottenham lineup


  • Hugo Lloris
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Dele Alli
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Eric Dier
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier, Kevin Wimmer, Nacer Chadli, Ryan Mason, Son Heung-Min.

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