Tottenham vs Wolves: Alli returns to Spurs line-up

first_imgTottenham will bid for a sixth straight Premier League win on the bounce to keep themselves in the Premier League title picture when they host Wolves at Wembley.Mauricio Pochettino’s side were given a late Christmas present when they went second on Boxing Day courtesy of their 5-0 win over Bournemouth .Wolves have a decent record against the top six this season having beaten Chelsea and held Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United to a draw. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? They are 14 points clear of the bottom three and are set for a comfortable campaign back in the top-flight, despite a recent 2-0 loss to Liverpool. Game Tottenham vs Wolves Date Saturday, December 29 Time 3pm GMT / 10am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game is not being shown on TV or being streamed live online, but highlights will be available on BBC. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Tottenham players Goalkeepers Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga Defenders Trippier, Rose, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Aurier, Davies Midfielders Son, Winks, Lamela, Nkoudou, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Moura, Skipp Forwards Kane, Llorente Dele Alli returns to the starting line-up after missing the 5-0 win over Bournemouth with a hamstring injury.Jan Vertonghen, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier are all absent while Mousa Dembele is not yet fit enough to return to the squad.Moussa Sissoko partners Harry Winks in midfield, with youngster Oliver Skipp on the bench.Tottenham XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies; Sissoko, Winks; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane. Subs: Gazzaniga, Rose, Walker-Peters, Foyth, N’Koudou, Skipp, Lucas Moura Position Wolves players Goalkeepers Patricio, Ruddy, Norris Defenders Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Hause, Boly, Vinagre, Iorfa, Ebanks-Landell Midfielders Neves, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Jota, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Giles, Watt, Pote Forwards Cavaleiro, Costa, Bonatini, Jimenez, Traore, Ashley-Seal Leander Dendoncker makes his first Premier League start for the club against Spurs, alongside Ruben Neves in midfield.Neves had been left on the bench against Fulham, while Raul Jimenez leads the line.Possible Wolves XI: Patricio; Doherty, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Otto; Neves, Dendoncker; Traore, Raul, Cavaleiro. Subs: Ruddy, Costa, Gibbs-White, Saiss, Moutinho, Vinagre, BonatiniBetting & Match Odds Tottenham are major favourites and are favoured at odds of 4/11 to win according to  bet 365 . A draw is priced at 17/2 with Wolves an outsider at 9/1 for the three points.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Heung-Min Son Tottenham 2018-19Spurs can complete a stunning December in which they have gone second in the Premier League, qualified for the last 16 phase of the Champions League and reached the Carabao Cup semi-final.The North Londoners last won six league games in a row in April which cemented their top-four status, but they have grander designs this time around.Manchester City’s shock back-to-back defeats at the hands of Crystal Palace and Leicester buoyed Spurs to second table in the league, and they have now emerged as surprise title challengers – remaining just six points behind table-toppers Liverpool one point above Pep Guardiola’ side.Pochettino has played down Spurs’ title hopes , however, refusing to acknowledge that his side are major contenders despite sitting comfortably in second place.”I repeat like yesterday now I’m more relaxed I think the same,” Pochettino told reporters. “We are in a very good position. I think we are in a position that the team deserves to be.”But another thing is to be a real contender at the end of the season. We need to show that we can be consistent throughout the whole season.”Manchester City have shown in the past they can be real contenders because they won the last Premier League and of course Liverpool made an unbelievable investment and they are doing well and they are at the top of the table.”It’s good news for the North Londoners, though, as Liverpool’s next two league fixtures are massive clashes against Arsenal and Man City.Any fears Wolves may have had that the second half of the campaign would be consumed in a battle against relegation have been firmly eased.Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have had a knack of causing the top six problems this term and have come away from Old Trafford and The Emirates Stadium with well-earned draws.The comeback win over Chelsea at Molineux was perhaps the most impressive display, however, and the Midlanders will need similar levels of intensity to cope with Spurs. 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Canadian Press NewsAlert BC budget funds 3500 teachers homeless supports

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s minority New Democrat government is embarking on a social spending program in a budget update that includes hiring 3,500 teachers, and building 1,700 affordable rental units and 2,000 homes for the homeless.Finance Minister Carole James says her government’s budget aims to make life more affordable for residents while setting the course for a strong economy that works for all and not just the few.The budget update forecasts a surplus of $246 million this year and economic growth of 2.9 per cent, up from the 2.1 per cent projected in last February’s budget.James says the housing initiatives in the update, including $208 million for affordable rental spaces and $291 million for the homes for the homeless, are the first steps in a long-term housing plan that will be detailed in the February budget.The minister says the budget includes tax measures that lowers corporate income tax rate for small business to two per cent from 2.5 per cent, but increases the general corporate tax rate to 12 per cent from 11 per cent.James says the government is making good on its election promises to cut medical services plan premiums by 50 per cent on Jan. 1 and increase income and disability rates by $100 a month. read more