Spurs look to keep in title fight


Tottenham Hotspur will look to keep themselves in the fight for the Premier League title when they host Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, 10 February 2019, kick-off at 15h30 CAT.

Spurs picked up a third successive league win (all secured by late goals) when they defeated Newcastle United 1-0 at home last Saturday. Versatile attacker Son Heung-min netted for the second game in succession following his return from representing Korea at the AFC Asian Cup.

The result kept Spurs on the fringes of the title race in third place. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been repeatedly written off, particularly due to a perceived lack of strength in depth and a continued lack of transfer activity, but they keep picking up solid results and are well placed to capitalise should Liverpool and/or Manchester City slip up.

Leicester, who were champions as recently as 2016, can only look at Spurs’ situation with envy. They come into the game placed 11th on the table, having lost 1-0 at home to Manchester United this past weekend – a fourth successive league match without a win.

The Foxes, on paper at least, should be challenging to be the ‘best of the rest’ outside of the top six teams, but have struggled for consistency. As a result, manager Claude Puel has become one of the bookies’ favourites to be the next high-profile sacking.

In head-to-head stats, Spurs and Leicester have met in 25 previous Premier League matches. Both the Lilywhites and the Foxes have claimed 10 wins each, while just five games have been drawn.

The teams’ most recent meeting was in a Premier League match at King Power Stadium in December 2018, with Spurs claiming a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Son Heung-min and Dele Alli. The London side has won three of their last four games against the Foxes.

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City – Head-to-head, Premier League

Matches played 25

Spurs wins 10

Leicester wins 10

Draws 5

Last five results (League only, most recent first)