Tottenham Hotspurs host Liverpool at White Hart Lane and will look to climb closer to the top of the table with a win.
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For the Spurs, they go into this game riding a wave of confidence coming off Sunday's 3-1 win over West Ham, which ended a losing streak that saw the club lose three straight.
For manager Andre Villas-Boas, his side is currently seventh in the table, tied with points with rivals Arsenal, and only four points back from fourth place Chelsea. A win would move them closer to that all-important fourth spot.
Spurs will have to overcome the absence of Emmanuel Adebayor, who continues to serve his 3-match ban after being sent off two weeks ago against Arsenal. That will mean Jermain Defoe will have to continue being the teams main offensive threat after scoring twice in his last match.
Sandro has also passed a fitness test and will be available despite, being carried off against the Hammers.
Villas-Boas has been right in his continued insistence to keep playing with an attacking philosophy, given that his side has scored in 12 out of 13 league games this season. On the flip side, Spurs have only been able to keep one clean sheet during that same time period.
For Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers, they will be welcoming back Andre Wisdom after the defender overcame a knee injury that kept him out of the last league match. This will mean Glen Johnson will move back to his normal left back position and allow Jose Enrique to move higher up the pitch.
These two clubs played to a 0-0 draw in a pre-season friendly in America this past summer and they also failed to score in their Premier League meeting in February.
Kick-off for the match is at 2:45 and can be watched online here.