Norwich City will host Tottenham Hotspurs at Carrow Road on Wednesday in hopes of rebounding from an embarrassing loss that saw them exit the FA Cup.
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Manager Chris Hughton is rumored to be considering making drastic changes to his lineup for Wednesday after his side was eliminated by a non-league team. It's the first time in over 24 years that it happened.
Hughton will look to play the Canaries offensive machine in Grant Holt, but Alexander Tettey, Michael Turner, Mark Bunn and Robert Snodgrass are all rumored to be in the starting side.
The loss to Luton at Carrow Road on Saturday showcased the poor form that Norwich has been in as of late. After a painfully slow start to their campaign this year, Norwich looked to be coming along. However, they have been playing poorly recently, which has seen them come away with only one point in their last six Premier League matches, losing five in the process.
For the visiting Spurs and Manager Andre Villa-Boas, their focus will be on maintaining the pace of the top clubs in English football. They will look to do so against a team that has scored only one goal in the pairs previous five meetings.
Spurs might be without striker Jermain Defoe, who could remain on the sidelines after missing the club's FA Cup defeat due to a pelvic injury. This could provide an opening for American international Clint Dempsey, who could serve as a target man given that he scored the clubs only goal on Sunday.
Spurs are coming off a disappointing result against Championship side Leeds on Sunday, but Spurs continue to play consistently good football in the Premiership.
Spurs have only lost one match in their last 11 Premier League games and Villas-Boas' side have a real opportunity to secure a top four spot for the upcoming UEFA Champions League qualification.
Kick-off for the match is at 2:45 p.m. ET and can be watched online here.