TOTTENHAM are desperate to pick up points ahead of eight difficult weeks without Harry Kane.

With Jose mourinho‘s men fighting for a top four finish, the importance of taking three points at Vicarage Road heightens as Manchester City, Chelsea and Man Utd wait in the wings ahead of their upcoming fixtures.

 Tottenham narrowly lost 1-0 to Liverpool in weekend clash
Tottenham narrowly lost 1-0 to Liverpool in weekend clashCredit: Alamy Live News

Watford are looking to pull further clear of the relegation zone after their recent resurgence under new boss Nigel Pearson.

The Hornets have won four of their last five games after going nearly four months without a single victory.

What time is kick-off?

The match will take place on Saturday, January 18.

Vicarage Road plays host to the clash, with Spurs making the short journey from North London.

Kick-off is at 12.30pm.

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What is the team news?

Spurs are without chief goalscorer Harry Kane and the England strike may not play again this season.

Toby Alderweirel missed the FA Cup win over Middlesbrough but is all set to return to the starting line-up.

While new signing Gedson Fernandes is in line for a debut with Moussa Sissoko still out.

For the Hornets, Ignacio Pussetto could make his Watford bow after arriving from Udinese this week.

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Will Hughes and Kiko Femenia are both close to a return, but it’s more likely that Christian Kabasele is involved after returning from a suspension.

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Previous results

It was Dele Alli’s late equaliser that saw Tottenham draw 1-1 with Watford in their previous clash on October 19, 2019.

Watford scored first, seeing Tottenham concede in the opening ten minutes in two consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since November 2014 against Stoke City and Hull City.

But it was Alli’s goal that denied Watford of their first win, failing to take three points in any of their opening nine games of the league season.

Alli’s goal was his first in 18 appearances since January 2019, ending his longest scoring drought of his club career and saving Spurs from their third straight loss.

As for what to expect from the game? Spurs have a 44% win rate over Watford, but anything could happen on the day.





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