Premiere League: Tottenham vs Leicester ( predict and win #2,000)

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Injured duo Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld will miss Tottenham's Premier League match against Leicester City on Saturday.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says both are progressing well in their bid to recover from ankle and knee problems respectively, but they will not be available when the champions visit White Hart Lane.

Tottenham, who remain unbeaten nine matches into the campaign, have not won since beating Manchester City earlier this month, and Saturday's game marks the beginning of a crucial run, with Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday before a trip to Arsenal next Sunday.

As for Leicester, their boss Claudio Ranieri may also have European commitments in mind as the Foxes travel to Copenhagen on Wednesday hoping to wrap up qualification for the knockout round.

It could mean a place on the bench this weekend for Riyad Mahrez, who started the victory over Crystal Palace but was left out of the lineup for Leicester's last fixture proceeding a European game, against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Team news

Tottenham will be without Kane (ankle) and Alderweireld (knee), which could mean another opportunity for Vincent Janssen in attack after his goal in the EFL Cup defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday.

Pochettino made 10 changes at Anfield and is expected to revert to full strength on Saturday, although Moussa Sissoko is suspended after his clash at Bournemouth.

Ranieri should be able to choose from the same group he had for the Palace win, but will head to north London without Nampalys Mendy and Ben Chilwell.

Mendy has not featured since injuring his ankle on his Premier League debut against Arsenal in August, while Chilwell picked up a muscle strain on international duty with England U21s earlier this month.

Yohan Benalouane is nearing full fitness after getting some valuable minutes under his belt for the development squad in recent weeks.


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