Tottenham v Leicester preview: Spurs say farewell to Wembley
Last Updated: 13/05/18 7:24am
Tottenham say farewell to their temporary home at Wembley with a final day fixture at to Leicester City on Sunday.
Spurs will be moving into their new 61,559-capacity stadium in north London with Champions League football guaranteed after beating Newcastle on Wednesday - their third successive top four finish.
"It's a fantastic achievement," said Mauricio Pochettino. "I want to say 'thank-you' to the players, first of all, because they have worked so hard to achieve this and big congratulations to our staff and everyone at Tottenham.
"To be in the Champions League next season is massive for the club."
Wembley has not proved a problem for Spurs this season. They've won six of their last seven league games at home, keeping a clean sheet in each of those six wins.
Leicester are unbeaten in their last 10 final day fixtures, winning seven of their last nine and beat Tottenham 2-1 in the corresponding fixture at the King Power Stadium earlier this seaon.
Kieran Trippier expected to be fit to play against Leicester after recovering from a knee injury sustained against Newcastle.
Serge Aurier (hamstring) and Mousa Dembele (ankle) are being assessed to determine their availability ahead of Sunday's match.
Harry Winks (ankle) continues rehab and remains unavailable.
Claude Puel still has big injury worries to contend with as Matty James, Wilfred Ndidi, Daniel Amartey, Ben Chilwell, Robert Huth, Shinji Okazaki and Kasper Schmeichel are all missing through injury while Mark Albrighton is suspended.
Adrien Silva and Fousseni Diabate are available for selection.
Spurs have won just one of their last five Premier League meetings with Leicester (D2 L2), winning 6-1 at the King Power Stadium in May 2017.
Leicester haven't done the league double over Tottenham since the 1998-99 campaign.
Of all teams they've faced at least 10 times at home in the Premier League, only against Chelsea (19%) and Man Utd (23 per cent) do Spurs have a lower win rate than they do against Leicester (36 per cent - won 4/11).
The Foxes have lost both of their previous games against Spurs at Wembley Stadium, losing 0-2 in the 1961 FA Cup final and 0-1 in the 1999 League Cup final.
Leicester are winless in their last six Premier League games in London (D3 L3), losing 0-5 at Crystal Palace in their last such match.
Tottenham are guaranteed a top-four finish for the third consecutive Premier League season - it's the first time they've had three top-flight finishes in 4th or higher since a run of five campaigns between 1959-60 and 1963-64.
The last team to beat both north London sides in consecutive Premier League matches were Manchester United, who beat Spurs 3-0 and Arsenal 8-2 in August 2011.
Against no side has Harry Kane scored more Premier League goals than he has versus Leicester City (9, level with Stoke).
Indeed, those nine goals include two hat-tricks, one in a 4-3 win at White Hart Lane and one in a 6-1 win at the King Power Stadium. If he scores three or more in this game, he'll be only the second player to score three hat-tricks against the same Premier League opponent (after Luis Suarez vs Norwich) and the first to score one against the same opponent at three different grounds.
Kane has 28 Premier League goals this season - two more will see him score 30 in a campaign for the first time, while it will also be only the second time that two players have scored 30+ league goals in a season since 1993-94 (Andy Cole and Alan Shearer).
Leicester make me laugh - one minute they're completely shot, the next minute they go and beat Arsenal! It's unreal. I can't see anything other than a Tottenham win, though. Their tails will be up and I fancy them to hit a few.
Harry Kane looks like he's come back too early but hopefully he'll be fully fit for England.
PAUL PREDICTS: 4-0 (12/1 with Sky Bet)