Tottenham v Leeds: match preview

“I don’t play against Mr Bielsa, never,” José Mourinho said. For the Tottenham manager, it is not him against Marcelo Bielsa, rather his team against Bielsa’s Leeds. Yet it is hard to overlook the contrasting styles of the managers; how they frame an intriguing game. Under Bielsa, Leeds might now be a favourite of the neutral (what a rebrand!) and they will look to rush men forward. But can they avoid damage by going one-v-one at the back against Harry Kane and Son Heung-min? David Hytner

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Last season n/a

Referee David Coote

This season G8 Y31 R1 4.13 cards/game

Odds H 3-4 A 10-3 D 3-1


Subs from Gazzaniga, Hart, Whiteman, Doherty, Sánchez, Winks, Lamela, Rodon, Sissoko, Tanganga, Lucas Moura, Fernandes, Davies, Vinícius, Clarke

Doubtful Lucas Moura (knock), Vinícius (knock)

Injured Bale (calf, 16 Jan), Lo Celso (hamstring, 27 Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y19 R0


Leading scorer Son 11


Subs from Casilla, Cooper, Poveda, Roberts, Costa, Hernández, Davis, Caprile, Gelhardt, Cresswell, Shackleton, Jenkins, Casey

Doubtful Cooper (abdomen), Klich (thigh)

Injured Llorente (groin, Feb), Koch (knee, Mar), Berardi (knee, unknown), Forshaw (groin, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y23 R0


Leading scorer Bamford 10