Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur: Premier League – live!

Bournemouth: Boruc; Adam Smith, Francis, Steve Cook, Daniels; Surman, Arter, Wilshere; King, Ibe, Callum Wilson.
Subs: Gosling, Aké, Afobe, Gradel, Federici, Fraser, Mings.

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dembélé, Alli; Lamela, Eriksen, Son.

Spurs arrive here third in the table, but you could argue that right now, they’re the best team in England – the only unbeaten team in the league, and the only ones to beat the leaders. We’ve been here before of course, when Spurs spent the back end of last winter playing like champions elect, but never got their noses in front, spending a grand total of zero days at the top.

Last week’s draw at West Brom was hardly a disaster, but showed that tendency to stumble on the way out of their title rivals’ slipstream. There is an early opportunity this weekend to finally go top, even if only for a few hours – and at a venue that at first glance, appears to be suitably accommodating.

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