57 points from the first 25 games of a season. This will be what Spurs would have achieved – a club record – should they beat Newcastle at Wembley today.
Rafa Benitez’ side are never a pushover as proven by the shock defeat of Man City in midweek but of late, Spurs have had a good record against the Magpies and I see no reason why that should not continue.
Spurs will still be without Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Ben Davies but will take heart from the late victory against Watford and bring that confidence into this game. Striker Vincent Janssen has returned to first team training but this game is probably come too soon for him and unless he shows otherwise, will only be fourth in the pecking order.
Possible line-up : Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Moura, Son.
COME ON YOU SPURS
Pre-match conference ahead of Newcastle.
The big news involves the return to the first team squad of Vincent Janssen. Previously dismissed by Poch as superfluous to requirements, the fact that Janssen did not leave in the recent transfer window has meant that Poch has to make the most of the situation.
If that works out – and Janssen is a good striker – than perhaps it will be like a new signing similar to Moussa Sissoko.
Poch also provides updates concerning the fitness of Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!