Football NewsSunday 1st January 2017

Premier League: Watford v Tottenham Hotspur team news

Premier League: Watford v Tottenham Hotspur team news
Watford’s Troy Deeney gets tuned in to face Spurs

Abdoulaye Doucoure makes his first Premier League start of the season for Watford, replacing Valon Behrami, while Craig Cathcart is in the starting XI for the first time since 26 September.

The Hornets have eight players out injured or suspended and have taken just 11 points from the last 30.

Watford XI: Gomes; Kaboul, Prödl, Cathcart; Zuniga, Capoue, Guedioura, Holebas; Amrabat, Doucouré; Deeney. Subs: Pantilimon, Sinclair, Ighalo, Kabasele, Mason, Stewart, Rowan.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino makes four changes to the team that beat Southampton in midweek.

Kieran Trippier and Kevin Wimmer come in for the suspended Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen while Toby Alderweireld and Son Heung-Min also come into the side.

Victory for Spurs will take them into third place ahead of Manchester City on goal difference and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. Subs: Janssen, Vorm, Sissoko, Dembele, Winks, Davies, Carter-Vickers.