Tottenham striker Harry Kane could start against Watford after recovering from the ankle injury that has ruled him out of the past three games.
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris remains a doubt due to illness and deputy Michel Vorm will have a knee injury assessed, so Pau Lopez is on standby for his debut.
Watford’s Miguel Britos starts a two-match ban, and fellow defenders Younes Kaboul and Sebastian Prodl are injured.
Etienne Capoue, Valon Behrami, and Heurelho Gomes are all fitness doubts.
In addition, Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri says striker Troy Deeney and midfielders Tom Cleverley and Abdoulaye Doucoure are “very fatigued”.
Defender Christian Kabasele is back in contention after two months out with a hip problem, while Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama could return from a back injury.
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Harry Kane: “We’ll see tomorrow whether he will start the game or be on the bench. But it’s good news that he’s ready.
“He’s an important player for us, and for him to be available for us is great.
“We are happy, he’s ready; maybe normally after one month out you need to feel the competition. But he’s a special player, he tries to push himself a lot.
“He’s always desperate to play, he’s always pushing you to try to let him train, play, and score goals. His character is unbelievable.”
Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri: “I signed a three-year contract and it is clear I want to stay. My experience is that the first year is more difficult and the second is easier.
“The squad know your philosophy and the players who come after that will have an advantage, because players will be able to help them.
“There are two things we need to see before the season ends: we need a winning mentality, then we will see for next season who wants to stay in the squad.”
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Simon Brotherton: “Wednesday night’s thrilling finish at Swansea keeps Tottenham in the title race, although Chelsea don’t look like a team who are about to throw away a seven-point advantage at this stage of the season.
“Mauricio Pochettino’s free-scoring side have won 12 of the last 15 games, while making only a small dent in Chelsea’s lead, so just have to keep winning and hope for the best.
“Meanwhile, Watford have won their last two matches and have the same number of points as at this stage last season, but they haven’t got a great record at White Hart Lane. It’s 32 years since they last won there in the league.”
Watford will put up more of a fight than they did when Spurs brushed them aside at Vicarage Road on New Year’s Day, and they cannot be any worse defensively than they were that day, but it is hard to see them stopping this Tottenham side.
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- Tottenham have not lost a home league game to Watford since a 5-1 defeat in November 1985.
- The two teams have met seven times in the Premier League, with undefeated Spurs on a four-game winning streak.
- Spurs are the only opponent the Hornets have played in all four of their Premier League seasons without winning.
- Watford’s last win against Tottenham in any competition was a 3-2 League Cup triumph at White Hart Lane in 1994, although they lost 8-6 on aggregate.
- Spurs have won 12 of their past 15 league matches – scoring 34 goals – and can match the club record of six straight Premier League victories.
- They can also equal their top-flight record of 11 straight home wins in a single season, set in 1922.
- Tottenham have scored in the past 23 league matches at White Hart Lane.
- They have the division’s best defensive record this season, conceding 22 goals, and have kept 13 clean sheets, a joint league high with Chelsea.
- Spurs have recovered 53 points from losing positions since Mauricio Pochettino took charge – 13 more than any other side.
- Pochettino’s side are unbeaten in all eight league matches that Harry Kane has missed this season, winning five.
- The Hornets are vying to record three successive league wins for the first time since a four-match streak in December 2015.
- They have managed just one victory in their past 10 away matches and have failed to score in five of the past seven.
- Watford have not conceded in the last two games – their first consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League since October 2016.
- They have an identical record after 30 matches to last season, with 10 wins, seven draws and 37 points.
- No side has picked up more red cards than Watford’s four this campaign.
- Troy Deeney has scored six goals in the past eight games.
|Most probable score: 2-0||Probability of draw: 14%|
|Probability of home win: 80%||Probability of away win: 6%|
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