Tottenham vs Newcastle preview
Watch live on Renault Super Sunday from 4pm; kick-off at 4.30pm
Last Updated: 23/08/19 1:27pm
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Tottenham vs Newcastle in the Premier League.
Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son is expected to return after serving a three-game suspension while midfielder Dele Alli faces a late fitness test. Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) is unlikely to make his debut as he recovers from injury. Juan Foyth (ankle) is still out.
Allan Saint-Maximin is 'OK' to feature for Newcastle after picking up a hamstring injury on his debut against Arsenal. Fellow summer signing Joelinton is also available.
However, it is still too early for Andy Carroll (fitness) or Dwight Gayle (hamstring), but Christian Atsu (knee) has been back in training this week.
How to watch
Tottenham vs Newcastle is live on Renault Super Sunday from 4pm; kick-off at 4.30pm. Sky Sports customers can watch in-game clips in the live match blog on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the final whistle.
- Tottenham have won their last four Premier League matches against Newcastle, since a 1-5 defeat on the final of the 2015-16 campaign. They have never won five consecutive league games against the Magpies.
- None of Spurs' last 21 Premier League home games against Newcastle have ended as a draw (13 wins for Spurs, 8 wins for Newcastle).
- Newcastle won 4-0 versus Fulham on their last Premier League visit to London in May - their biggest margin of victory in a Premier League game in the capital. They haven't won consecutively in London in the competition since a run of four victories between May 2013 and January 2014.
- Tottenham's Harry Kane has scored in just two of his eight Premier League appearances versus Newcastle, converting only two of his 23 shots against the Magpies (8.7 per cent conversion rate).
- Steve Bruce is looking to avoid becoming the first permanent Newcastle United manager to lose his opening three games in the Premier League, following defeats to Arsenal and Norwich City.
- This is Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's 500th game as a manager in all competitions in his career. Excluding other 'big six' sides, against no side has he lost more Premier League games than he has against Newcastle.
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
Newcastle lacked ambition and togetherness against Norwich but you can't just point the finger at Steve Bruce and say it's because Rafa Benitez has gone, because they started slow last season too. It takes this team a bit of time to get going. Joelinton had no service at all and Miguel Almiron was the same. He is about pace and counter-attacking but couldn't get in the game.
I was not impressed with Newcastle, but I think Bruce will be working with them all week to say 'this isn't good enough, if we sit in and wait to get beaten then we will get beaten'. They need to have more ambition when they have the ball. The problem is I don't see them getting enough of the ball to trouble Spurs.
Spurs will be quite happy with the way they have started. They were lucky to get a draw against Manchester City but I think this will be a comfortable win.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 4-0 (10/1 with Sky Bet)