Training ground: Spurs prepare to face Leicester City
Check out Spurs’ best training ground moments as Antonio Conte’s men get ready to face Leicester on May 1, 2022.
Tottenham vs Leicester City: Line-ups
Spurs Have What It Takes
The gap to the Gunners is only two points, though, meaning that Conte’s side could rise back into the top four for at least a couple of hours before Arsenal take on West Ham United, and three points on Sunday is of paramount importance before a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on May 7.
A lack of goals is one thing, but Tottenham’s failure to even have a shot on target in their last two games is inexplicable with the attacking talent at Conte’s disposal, and no side has ever gone three Premier League games without a shot on target since the start of the 2003-04 season.
The Lilywhites have also kept just one clean sheet in their last six league matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – albeit while scoring 15 themselves – but failure to find their shooting boots on Sunday could prove fatal to their hopes of dining at Europe’s top table.
Vying for Europa Conference League glory is undoubtedly the Foxes’ best chance to return to continental competition for 2022-23, especially seeing as Brendan Rodgers’s side travel to Tottenham having won just one of their last 11 Premier League games on the road – only Burnley, Norwich City and Everton have fared worse on rival turf this term.
It took a Steven Bergwijn spectacular for Spurs to snatch a last-gasp 3-2 win on Leicester’s turf back in January, and while the Foxes did win 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season, making lightning strike twice in the capital with their European fatigue in tow will be a tall order indeed.
In spite of their alarming lack of attacking bite over the past couple of weeks, Sunday’s game provides Spurs with the perfect opportunity to return to winning ways against a weary Leicester side who do not travel well at all. With Rodgers potentially primed to make a number of defensive alterations given the quick turnaround, Conte’s side can feel confident of breaking their goal drought and piling the pressure back on Arsenal.