Two defeats in the last three home fixtures of the Premier League does not do enough justice to how Spurs have been performing in recent times. Both defeats were late on and quite hard on the squad, but its business as usual when Sunderland would make the trip to North London with the Black Cats looking to get all three points in a push for safety.
This fixture earlier in the season was the first win of the season and played an instrumental cog in Spurs maintaining a long unbeaten run. Ryan Mason scored the winner last time round but it sure doesn’t seem like he will start this game.
In goal will be club captain Hugo Lloris. The Frenchman will want to keep a clean sheet, especially against Defoe, a former teammate.
Kyle Walker had a bad game against Leicester and with Trippier growing in confidence with superb performances recently, the u21 England international will probably get the nod for this game. Toby and Jan should continue their awesome bromance and chemistry on pitch, which is the reason for Spurs having a very resilient and tight defence this season. Davies had a superb game against Leicester and kept the best winger in the league currently, in his pocket. The Welshman should probably continue in the XI.