Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Swansea

Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Swansea

"I think it's an exciting game for us".

His impressive form, affordable price (5.7m) and Spurs' home tie with Swansea prompted many to bring him into their side.

With Tottenham likely reverting to their typical pressing style, these gulfs in quality will likely prove fatal - just as five of the last six Premier League encounters have ended for Swansea. I knew him from when I was in Spain.

In any case, we hope Llorente enjoys his project of getting paid to watch Harry Kane score lots of goals. He will miss the match against APOEL Nicosia.

A second string lineup exited the League Cup as soon as they faced top flight opposition, with a team featuring Kevin Wimmer, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tom Carroll, Josh Onomah, Georges-Kevin N'Koudou and Vincent Janssen losing 2-1 at Liverpool.

Spurs' manager has a history of promoting academy graduates and putting faith in young players but he has sacrificed a few of them to build a more competitive squad. Most everyone agrees that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not actually offside on what would have been an equalizing goal for Dortmund.

However, Pochettino and his troops emerged 3-1 victors in a thrilling champions league clash against Dortmund in midweek, and this could mark the start of turning Wembley into their fortress.

"For me there is no doubt Harry Kane is one of the best strikers [in the world]".

Tottenham should have had a penalty late on in the second half, when Aurier was tripped by Jordan Ayew.

The former Burnley man was expected to be first-choice right-back for Tottenham this season after Kyle Walker's sale to Manchester City, but he now has a big job on his hands to retain a place in Pochettino's side after the arrival of Aurier.

The Italian tactician previously took charge of "El Rey Leon" during his time spent managing Juventus, and was said to be highly impressed by the Spaniard's return of 15 goals in 28 Premier League starts for Swansea last season.

Their Wembley curse has been well documented over the past year, but it seemed as if they had found their feet at the home of English football after disposing of Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night in convincing fashion.

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