Brentford’s win over Man City last time out was overlooked somewhat, with the focus switching to the World Cup after the last set of fixtures, but it was a remarkable result for Thomas Frank’s side, who secured all the points courtesy of a 98th-minute winner from Ivan Toney.
The result moved the Bees into 10th position in the table, boasting 19 points from their opening 15 matches of the 2022-23 campaign courtesy of a record of four wins, seven draws and four defeats.
Only Newcastle United (one), Manchester City (two) and Arsenal (one) have lost fewer Premier League matches than Brentford this term, and it appears that they will once again have more than enough to avoid a relegation battle in England’s top flight.
Tottenham, meanwhile, were involved in a seven-goal thriller with Leeds in the Premier League before the season was halted for the World Cup.
Leeds led 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but Spurs managed to turn the match around, with Rodrigo Bentancur scoring twice in the final 10 minutes to secure a 4-3 victory for Antonio Conte’s side.
Brentford boss Frank has revealed that Pontus Jansson is now available for selection after being missing since the start of October due to a hamstring problem.
However, Aaron Hickey, Thomas Strakosha and Kristoffer Ajer remain on the sidelines despite making progress in their injury recoveries.
Frank could select the same XI that took to the field for the first whistle against Man City last time out, with Toney set to feature despite being hit with a series of charges by the Football Association over alleged breaches of their betting rules.
Tottenham boss Conte, meanwhile, has already confirmed that Fraser Forster will start between the sticks against Brentford, with Hugo Lloris, who was involved in the World Cup final with France, featuring on the bench.
Ivan Perisic has returned to training and could start, but Cristian Romero, who helped Argentina win the World Cup, will not be available for this match.
Richarlison and Bentancur are also definitely out of the contest, while Ryan Sessegnon remains a doubt.
However, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min should both feature in the final third of the field for the North London club.
Possible starting lineup:
Data will be available at kick off time or sooner.
Brentford = 27.5%
Draw = 21.0%
Tottenham = 51.5%
Brentford 1-2 Tottenham
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