Slaven Bilić’s Baggies return to The Hawthorns on Sunday (ko 12pm) looking to bounce back from Monday’s defeat at Fulham with a positive display against Tottenham Hotspur.
Their last time out
Spurs’ last Premier League encounter saw them battle to a 2-1 victory over Brighton courtesy of Harry Kane and Gareth Bale goals.
Brighton wing-back Tariq Lamptey’s second-half strike levelled the scores after Kane’s first-half penalty, but Wales forward Bale was on hand to wrap up the points with his first goal since re-joining the club on loan from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
In the dugout
José Mourinho is managing his first full term as Spurs boss after joining midway through last season.
Under his guidance, the north Londoners qualified for the Europa League after securing a sixth-placed finish - pipping Wolves on the final day of the campaign.
In Mourinho, Spurs have one of the most experienced coaches in world football. From 338 Premier League games, the Tottenham boss has won 207 matches and his reputable record in England is further enhanced by the three titles won during his time at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea.
One to watch
England striker Harry Kane has started the season in fine form with 14 direct goal involvements already.
The striker netted to help Spurs to victory in their last Premier League outing and goes into Sunday’s game having scored five goals from his last four games in the division.
Our last meeting
Albion’s last encounter with José Mourinho’s side will bring back fond memories after Jake Livermore’s dramatic late winner in May, 2018.
- Albion are undefeated from their last three meetings with Spurs at The Hawthorns.
- Skipper Jake Livermore has been directly involved in Albion’s last two goals against Tottenham (scoring one and assisting the other).
- Head Coach Slaven Bilić has a positive record against Spurs during his managerial career (W4, D1 and L3).
- Spurs are currently the league’s leading scorers with 18 goals.
- Between them, forwards Harry Kane and Son-Heung Min have 14 of those goals.
- Tottenham have only managed three wins from their last eight visits to The Hawthorns.
Head to head
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Our one to watch
Conor Gallagher’s consistent work rate could play an important factor in Albion’s approach to Sunday’s clash.
Despite Monday’s defeat, the midfielder’s high pressing was effective in rushing the opposition’s decision-making on the ball.
The Chelsea loanee’s influence on proceedings against Burnley and Brighton helped the Baggies to two, well-deserved points, and the 20-year-old will be hoping he can produce another eye-catching display against Spurs.
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