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Tottenham vs. Leicester City (3 key battles): Can Kane be stopped by Huth?

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Dele Alli

Tottenham vs. Leicester: 3 key battles

Mauricio Pochettino must be extremely pleased with his Tottenham side, the team are in the top four of the Premier League and could well end up finishing higher than that based on their performances this year.

Spurs are one of the form teams in the league and go into the FA Cup against Leicester, the same team that knocked them out last season and this year’s surprise package. Spurs would have been worried had Jamie Vardy been fit but the England striker misses out due to an injury and that could well shift the tie in Tottenham’s favour.

Claudio Ranieri will expect to start Okazaki and Ulloa as his attacking pair and the Tottenham defence need to be wary of the movement and work rate of the duo. This is one of the tastiest FA Cup ties in the third round and here are the three battles which would be crucial in the game.

  1. Harry Kane vs. Robert Huth
Harry Kane
Harry Kane

The England striker has found his scoring boots and would be the man that Tottenham would hope will break the deadlock. The 22-year-old has 13 goals to his name and his unrelenting work rate could well be a difficult task for the Leicester defence.

Robert Huth would have to be at the top of his game and although he seemed to be past his best when he was sold by Stoke, the German has found a new lease on life under Ranieri and will have to play out of his socks if he has to keep Harry quiet in the tie.