Preview: Tottenham v Swansea

Tottenham Hotspur will be targeting a return to winning ways when a resurgent Swansea make the trip to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs have lost ground on the Premier League frontrunners after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of London rivals Chelsea last time out, just days after being dumped out of the Champions League following a 2-1 loss to Monaco.

The Swans, meanwhile, will be high on confidence after recording a dramatic 5-4 victory over Crystal Palace last weekend – new manager Bob Bradley's first win at the helm of the club.

Reflecting on his side's defeat to Chelsea and their preparations for the clash with Swansea, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: "Against Chelsea we lost but we recovered the feeling that we can play well.

"This week has been perfect because we could spend time together and train hard. We held a lot of meetings and the answer from the players was fantastic."

Bradley, meanwhile, is hoping for more of the same, but is under no illusions as to the task his side face.

He said: "Last week was positive, but a stretch of good performances and results changes the conversation in a better way.

"We don't want to get ahead of ourselves. But it is a real opportunity to go there, play our football.

"We have reminded the players of some of the things we will be up against, but what is more important is who we are, how we play and our mentality.

"We must never let the opponent take away from our confidence in our game."

On the team news front, Tottenham are boosted by the return of full-back Danny Rose from suspension, but Ben Davies (ankle) and Erik Lamela (hip) remain on the treatment table.

Defender Toby Alderweireld recently returned to training following a lengthy lay-off with a knee problem, and faces a late fitness test.

For Swansea, midfielder Ki Sung-yueng (broken toe) is expected to miss out again, but skipper Leon Britton (calf) could feature.

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