- The two sides are separated by three points and a win for either side would be welcomed
- Mauricio Pochettino has only lost to Leicester at home in their last six encounters
- Petr Cech is out for four weeks and might be replaced by Ospina
- Tottenham have midfielder Musah Dembele back
It will be a top-of-the-table clash when two of North London’s teams, Tottenham and Arsenal meet at the White Hart Lane on Saturday.
The two side are separated by three points and a win for either side could go a long way to influence their fortunes in a league whose winner is far from being known with 10 games to play.
It promises to be an exciting encounter, especially when the two sides all have the Premiership title within their reach.
Tottenham until their defeat to West Ham on Wednesday had a brilliant six successive runs of league victories.
Mauricio Pochettino, the Spurs coach, has built a fortress at the White Hart Lane where they have won four of their last five league games, with their only defeat against title rivals Leicester.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech who is out for four weeks with a calf injury against Swansea is likely to be replaced in goal by David Ospina. The Gunners will also miss Koscielny who has a damaged calf.
Tottenham on the other side will be having back midfielder Mousa Dembele who is returning from a groin injury which ruled him out for two games.
Arsenal looks poised to stun Tottenham who are also motivated but the Gunners have taken an unrivalled 10 points from games against the current top four this season, with Spurs accumulating eight.
Other Saturday fixtures
Tottenham v Arsenal 12:45
Chelsea v Stoke 15:00
Everton v West Ham 15:00
Man City v Aston Villa 15:00
Newcastle v Bournemouth 15:00
Southampton v Sunderland 15:00
Swansea v Norwich 15:00
Watford v Leicester 17:30
Crystal Palace v Liverpool 13:30
West Brom v Man Utd 16:00