It’s now or by no means for Tottenham and Bournemouth because the race for Europe and survival get much more thrilling.
Arsenal, Leicester City, Chelsea, Sheffield United, and Burnley all picked up factors this week as Spurs hunt a spot within the prime 5.
In the meantime, West Ham and Brighton misplaced this week, maintaining the Cherries’ hopes of getting out of hassle.
In soccer, although, just one facet can take all three factors, the loser will get nothing and a draw would do no actual good for both facet.
Eric Dier’s four-game suspension has overshadowed the match for Tottenham, with the defender – at present in wonderful kind – banned for strolling into the membership’s west stand and making an attempt to guard his brother from an abusive supporter.
The incident has irked supervisor Jose Mourinho, who believes these on the Soccer Affiliation didn’t absolutely perceive the state of affairs.
He mentioned: “My feeling is that within the majority of the instances, soccer shouldn’t be protected by the individuals which might be highly effective and doesn’t belong to this world.
“That’s merely my feeling. Highly effective individuals – that doesn’t belong to the tribe. They usually don’t have the sentiments.
“They don’t have the know-how, and it’s very, very troublesome to guide one thing while you don’t have a clue concerning the world that you’re main.”
Mourinho’s reverse quantity has had a lift this week, although, with Eddie Howe in a position to welcome Callum Wilson again into the fold.
And the Bournemouth boss believes he could make an actual distinction.
“After I take a look at Callum I’ve at all times mentioned I see a really constructive particular person,” he mentioned. “On daily basis when he is available in I can hear his laughter via the partitions of the coaching floor. You want individuals like that at this second.
“He’ll really feel the ache of defeats, he’ll really feel all the things the workforce feels. However in some senses you want these characters like Callum to pull all people up once more for the subsequent recreation, which is an important.
“We are able to’t change what’s gone on behind us, we will solely have an effect on what’s in entrance of us.
“That’s why Callum is such a key member of the workforce from a psychological perspective.”
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Bournemouth workforce information
The Cherries have massive points on the again, in the event you didn’t already know.
Steve Cook dinner stays uncertain with a hamstring downside whereas Chris Mepham has had an injection in a bid to keep away from an operation, however Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis and Jack Stacey all dominated out.
Callum Wilson does return although, which is a lift to their frontline.
How Bournemouth ought to look…
Tottenham Hotspur workforce information
Dier’s kind on the again for Spurs has been a spotlight for the reason that restart however he’s lacking that means Davinson Sanchez ought to get a recall.
Ben Davies might get a relaxation with Jan Vertonghen drafted in at left-back, whereas Lucas Moura might also proceed on the correct wing as Steven Bergwijn is eased into motion.
Tanguy Ndombele might be handed a shock begin with Harry Winks set to begin forward of him in opposition to Arsenal.
In the meantime, Dele Alli stays out with a hamstring problem.
How Tottenham ought to look…