Ian Wright states his prediction for Tottenham v Bournemouth

Beth Cruz
April 15, 2017

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe hopes the return of defender Tyrone Mings from his five-match ban will help lift the squad for their Premier League run-in as they prepare to tackle second-placed Tottenham.

Eddie Howe's now sit seven points clear of the drop zone, but the Cherries boss knows that his side will probably need at least another victory in order to remain in the top flight. "If we make any mistakes at Tottenham they'll punish us".

Not least because Pochettino will want to give the Kenyan, who has been sidelined for two weeks with a back injury, some game time ahead of the FA Cup semifinal with Chelsea. The successes over Burnley and Swansea City on the road are arguably more important than thrashing the likes of Stoke City and Watford at White Hart Lane.

Coupled with Kane's firepower in front of goal, Alli has powered Tottenham's charge up the Premier League in back-to-back campaigns with versatility that can see him utilized as an auxiliary striker or a wide player.

"Right now he still has to focus on staying injury free, finishing the season strongly and doing his best for the club".

Pochettino's main headache will be team selection. It created the center of a team that won everything.

Pochettino's cause will be boosted by the return to fitness of Harry Kane, who came off the bench against Watford last weekend and is likely to make his first start in nearly five weeks at White Hart Lane.

Arsenal's 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday left them 14 points behind their neighbours - Tottenham's biggest advantage since 1963 - with eight Premier League games to play.


But with Chelsea facing a testing trip to Manchester United on Sunday, another Spurs home win will pile the pressure on once more.

Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama is available again after overcoming a back complaint.

Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling is doubtful with a knee problem, but winger Junior Stanislas could feature as he recovers from a groin strain. "If they do not feel like an important part of the project, it's hard to win titles".

From 30 League games this season, the Denmark global has bagged several goals though Chelsea are the only team in the top four that he has managed to score against.

It's likely Spurs will boast better than that as one more goal for Alli and another brace for Son will see the pair hit 20 goals across all competitions.

Midfield: Victor Moses made a successful comeback last weekend having recovered from a toe injury so the Nigerian worldwide should continue in the right wing-back position.

Bournemouth have had some hard results in the past against Tottenham, especially the 5-1 defeat last season at home still ripe in memory.

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