Stoke City v Tottenham

Tottenham will be looking to get their season up and running when they face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino's side are yet to find their rhythm this term after recording just one win and two draws from their opening three fixtures.

The Potters, meanwhile, are still without a win as they sit bottom of the Premier League standings with just a solitary point to show for their efforts.

But the closure of the transfer window will surely bring some stability to Mark Hughes' team, who managed to sign some quality additions in Wilfried Bony, Joe Allen and Bruno Martins Indi.

Spurs have also significantly strengthened with Moussa Sissoko joining Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou in London.

With Hugo Lloris back in contention for a starting place, Pochettino will have to make the call on whether to drop Michel Vorm or stick with the Dutchman, who has performed well in the skipper's absence.

However, Danny Rose misses out after picking up a hamstring injury while playing for England, with Ben Davies set to replace him as Mousa Dembele sits out the last match of his suspension.

For the hosts, Xherdan Shaqiri misses out with a calf injury but Glen Johnson could be in contention after he returned to training this week.

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