Preview: West Bromwich v Tottenham

Aung Thu at Muangthong United

West Bromwich Albion will be hoping to end Tottenham unbeaten run when they welcome the second placed Premier League side to the Hawthorns on Saturday.

The Baggies have defied critics this season after a disappointing transfer window through their Tony Pulis inspired defensive solidity.

Unbeaten in their last three fixtures, including a thumping 4-2 win over West Ham United last month, prove the home side will remain competitive in the division.

Nacer Chadli will be facing his former club for the first time and will need to play a key role alongside striker Salomon Rondon if they are to get anything from Mauricio Pochettino's men.

"Spurs didn't get over the line last year but that will make them more determined. They're a good, young side and it'll be tough," Pulis said in the pre-match press conference.

"Pochettino's teams are well coached. They work up and down the pitch exceptionally well. They've got real talent."

Spurs come into the game with five wins from their last five matches in all competitions despite the absence of star striker Harry Kane and have conceded just three goals this season. It is the best start the London club has had to a season in the top flight since they last won the title in 1961.

The form of Heung-Min Son has filled the gap left by Kane and he will again be the key figure as they look to keep up the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League table.

"If we're not focused, or if we don't play with the same intensity, the same passion, we will suffer a lot against a team that is very physical and strong," he said.

"In the Premier League you can never play 80 or 70% of your capacity, you always need to be 100%."

Moussa Dembele is a doubt for the away side due to a foot problem while Harry Kane is still out with an ankle injury.

For the Baggies Darren Fletcher will face a late fitness test but there are no new injuries or suspensions to repo