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Tottenham v Norwich Preview: Eriksen and Lamela to make home-debut for Spurs?



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Tottenham v Norwich

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Norwich City to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon, looking to bounce back from their defeat against derby rivals Arsenal in the last match.

Tottenham v Norwich

Spurs have made a good start to the season, winning their opening two matches by a 1-0 margin, with both the goals coming from new signing Roberto Soldado through penalties. Manager Andre Villas-Boas will be hoping to create more chances from open play and could give home-debut to new summer signings Erik Lamela and Chrisitian Eriksen.

Norwich have had a mixed start to the season so far, having experienced all possible results of a loss, draw and a win, in first their three games so far. However, they hold a good record against Spurs, and managed a 1-1 draw at this venue last time around.

Team News:

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor will miss this tie, after the Togo international given permission to remain in his country until Monday due to personal reasons.

Midfielders Etienne Capoue and Aaron Lennon are both out with ankle and foot injury while Gylfi Sigurdsson will also miss out with a leg injury.

Striker Gary Hooper has returned to full training after recovering from a shin injury and could start for the Canaries. Defender Ryan Bennett is also available for selection while Elliott Bennett will miss out with a knee injury.

Possible Line-Ups

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembélé, Eriksen; Townsend, Paulinho, Lamela; Soldado.

Norwich (4-4-1-1): Ruddy; Whittaker, Bassong, Turner, Garrido; Snodgrass, Fer, Johnson, Redmond; Elmander; Van Wolfswinkel.

Predicted Score: Spurs 1-0 Norwich