Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is fit again after four matches out with a hamstring injury.
Defender Ledley King played the full 90 minutes of the midweek FA Cup quarter-final win over Bolton so may be rested. Swansea will be without on-loan defender Steven Caulker, who is ineligible to play against his parent club. Garry Monk could deputise.
Winger Nathan Dyer is available after suspension but must dislodge Wayne Routledge from the starting line-up. Tottenham’s Champions League rivals are all in action before them this weekend – but however those teams fare, Spurs need to get back to winning ways against Swansea or their task of reclaiming third spot will become much harder.
Harry Redknapp’s side have had a series of in-and-out results – they didn’t win in the Premier League in March but did get a point at Chelsea last weekend and booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals in midweek.
Tottenham will be sweating on the fitness of Aaron Lennon – the winger has started just four of the last 15 matches – and Spurs have missed him.
A team hosting Swansea earlier this season would have felt the Welsh side were there for the taking.
But since getting their first-ever Premier League away win in January, Brendan Rodgers’ side have not looked back, and will come to White Hart Lane without any fear, having won three of the last four on their travels.
With 39 points, I reckon Swansea are safe so it could be argued that there is not as much at stake for them as there is for Tottenham. But it’s 29 years since they visited Tottenham for a top-flight match – when a certain Garth Crooks scored the only goal of the game – and Swansea fans would relish a more successful return.
In addition, a good result would boost their chances of a top-10 finish in their first Premier League season, something few would have predicted at the start of the campaign. What a position that would be for Rodgers and his team.
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