Tottenham vs Leeds LIVE commentary: Out-of-form Spurs look to secure top four spot ahead of World Cup break – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

    Tottenham host Leeds in the Premier League this weekend as teams play their final game before the break for the World Cup begins.

    Spurs have lost three of their last four in the league and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Nottingham Forest in midweek. 

    Spurs have struggled to remain consistent this season

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    Spurs have struggled to remain consistent this season

    Antonio Conte’s side are going through a rough patch and will need to improve if they are to pick up a vital three points this weekend. 

    They face Jesse Marsch’s Whites who have had a new lease of life in recent weeks, beating Liverpool at Anfield before winning 4-3 against Bournemouth last time out. 

    The visitors have stepped up to help save Marsch’s job with two wins in a row and they will aim to take another scalp in north London. 

    Tottenham vs Leeds: talkSPORT coverage

    This Premier League clash will be played on Saturday, November 12

    Kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is scheduled for 3pm. 

    talkSPORT will provide EXCLUSIVE live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham. 

    Commentary will come from Ian Danter and former Arsenal winger Perry Groves. 

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    Leeds have scored two late winners in their last two league games

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    Leeds have scored two late winners in their last two league games

    Tottenham vs Leeds: Team news

    Spurs will still be without Heung-Min Son and Cristian Romero with both out injured. 

    Although Son has confirmed that he will still be heading to Qatar to compete in the World Cup

    Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are both fit and could come into the starting line-up to play alongside Harry Kane. 

    Leeds will be missing Stuart Dallas and Luis Sinisterra until the new year while Joe Geldhart was substituted with a knock last time out. 

    Kulusevski is likely to start this weekend

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    Kulusevski is likely to start this weekend

    Tottenham vs Leeds: What has been said?

    Tottenham manager Conte wants his team to head into the break on a high and gave an insight into how they may line up.

    In midweek, he said: “I liked the way Richarlison came in and the effort he made showed he has recovered. The same for Deki [Kulusevski] and I hope to have them start on Saturday. 

    “To pick them in the starting 11 would be great for us because it is an important game on Saturday. 

    “If we finished this cycle with qualification in the Champions League and a good position in the table it would be in my opinion really good.”

    Conte will be desperate for a win before the World Cup break

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    Conte will be desperate for a win before the World Cup break

    Tottenham vs Leeds: Match facts 

    • Leeds midfielder Tyler Adams has started more open play sequences than any other player in the Premier League this season (186), highlighting his ability to recover possession for the Yorkshire side.
    • Both Rodrigo and Crysencio Summerville have scored in their last three Premier League games for Leeds, with Mark Viduka the last to score in four in a row for the Whites in the competition (April 2004). If Summerville scores, he’d be the youngest Leeds player to score in four straight Premier League games (21y 13d).
    • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has scored a league-high five headed goals in the Premier League this season – only in 2017-18 (6) has he scored more headers in a single campaign.
    • This will be Leeds boss Jesse Marsch’s first meeting with Tottenham Hotspur – American managers have lost all four of their Premier League games against Spurs, failing to score a single goal while conceding 13 in the process.
    • Tottenham have scored a league-high nine Premier League goals from corners so far this season – they last scored more such goals in a single campaign back in 2015-16 (10).
    • After an eight-game winless run, Leeds have now won their last two Premier League games. They last won more consecutively in May 2021 (4).
    • Tottenham have trailed by at least two goals in each of their last four Premier League games, their longest such run in the competition’s history. Meanwhile, they’ve been behind at half-time in each of their last three league games, last having a longer such run in December/January in 2019-20 (5).
    • Tottenham have lost three of their last four Premier League games (W1), as many as they had in their previous 24 (W17 D4). They’ve lost their last two home league games, last losing three in a row between May and September 2008.
    • Leeds have lost each of their last five away league games against Spurs, since a 2-1 victory under David O’Leary in February 2001.
    • Tottenham have won seven of their last nine Premier League meetings with Leeds (D1 L1), having lost eight of their previous nine against them in the top-flight (D1).

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