Tottenham v West Brom

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is likely to name an unchanged squad for the crunch clash with West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on Monday evening.

The second-placed Spurs trail league leaders Leicester city by eight points, and will be determined to keep themselves in the hunt for the Premier League title with a three-point haul against the Baggies.

If Pochettino's can see off the challenge of West Brom on Monday, the gap will be reduced to five points once more, keeping them within touching distance of the Foxes with just three games remaining.

When asked if his side could maintain their high levels of performance between now and the end of the season, Pochettino said: "I think we are as strong as at the start of the season, we are at the same level, maybe the difference is our opponents.

"The data is similar at the beginning to now because we can see the finish line.

"We haven't arrived yet, this is important, but our motivation is good and then you can run more. It is always in our mind and we are in a very good moment.

"We need to fight to achieve big things like winning the title."

Baggies boss Tony Pulis, meanwhile, has heaped praise on Tottenham ahead of Monday's encounter. 

"White Hart Lane is one of my favourite grounds. It's a fantastic stadium with a great atmosphere," Pulis said. "Everything to do with the club is first class.

"I enjoy taking teams there and we need to make sure we are up for it.

"I've said before that I would love to see Leicester win the league but, if not, then I'm also happy with Tottenham.

"It's great for football that there will be a different team picking up the trophy this year."

West Brom are currently struggling for results, however, having picked up just one point from their last five fixtures in the Premier League. A 2-0 defeat to Arsenal last Thursday made it three defeats on the bounce for Pulis men, although their league safety is all but assure, as they remain nine points clear of 18th-placed Norwich City.

On the team news front, Tottenham have just one absentee to contend with. Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb remains on the treatment table as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.

Attacking midfielder Alex Pritchard, who is on loan from Spurs, is closing in on a return from an ankle injury, but is ineligible to face his parent club nonetheless.

Chris Brunt (Knee) and James Morrison (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.

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