While Spurs found their rhythm midweek against Red Star Belgrade, they are without a win in their last four Premier League games – form which has seen them sink to 11th in the table
The Blades are hardly ideal opposition to address such a slump. Sheffield United can move above Arsenal and into fifth place if results go their way this weekend, having already beaten the Gunners on their own turf this term.
The Blades are unbeaten in their last four matches and also undefeated against London sides this season having beaten Crystal Palace and Arsenal and drawn with Chelsea and West Ham.
Signs of improvement have been there for Tottenham – a win at home to difficult opposition is just the sort of lift their league campaign needs.
Team news and predicted lineups
Mauricio Pochettino has not picked an unchanged XI for 93 consecutive matches and Saturday seems destined to make it 94, despite the 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.
The Argentine is likely to rotate at full-back, despite Serge Aurier’s shaky form and an encouraging outing from Juan Foyth in Serbia.
Fans will be screaming for Giovani Lo Celso to start after a goal on his full debut but Pochettino is determined to be cautious with the Argentine and Christian Eriksen may well return.
Tanguy Ndombele’s progression is further along than Lo Celso’s so the Frenchman has a better chance of keeping his place, but expect Harry Winks to return after being rested for the trip to Serbia.
Dier’s midweek showing was encouraging but Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez have begun to form the basis of a partnership in recent weeks.
Possible Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Ndombele, Winks; Son, Alli, Eriksen; Kane
TV channel and live stream information
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