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Spurs v Leicester: Team news, possible line-ups & prediction

Tottenham say farewell to their temporary home at Wembley with a final day fixture with Leicester City on Sunday.

Spurs will be moving into their new 61,559-capacity stadium in north London with Champions League football guaranteed after beating Newcastle last Wednesday.

Leicester City will be heading to London in positive spirits after a comprehensive 3-1 victory against north London rivals Arsenal last time out in the Premier League.

Team News

Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier expected to be fit to play against Leicester after recovering from a knee injury sustained against Newcastle.

Serge Aurier (hamstring) and Mousa Dembele (ankle) are being assessed to determine their availability ahead of Sunday's match.

Harry Winks (ankle) continues rehab and remains unavailable.

Claude Puel still has big injury worries to contend with as Matty James, Wilfred Ndidi, Daniel Amartey, Ben Chilwell, Robert Huth, Shinji Okazaki and Kasper Schmeichel are all missing through injury while Mark Albrighton is suspended.

Adrien Silva and Fousseni Diabate are available for selection.

Head to Head

Spurs have only been able to find a way past Leicester on one occasion in their last five Premier League meetings. That victory came courtesy of a 6-1 thrashing in May of last season.

In the reverse of this fixture earlier in the campaign, the Foxes produced a hard-fought 2-1 win over Spurs, Vardy and Riyad Mahrez proving the difference at the King Power.

The clubs have met 23 times in the history of the Premier League. Leicester actually have the upper hand over Spurs with 10 wins compared to the Londoners' eight across that period.

Recent Form

Tottenham have won two draws one and lost two from their last five matches while Leicester City

have won one draw one and lost three from the same number of games.

Manager Quotes

Mauricio Pochettino speaks to press ahead last Premier League of the season: "It's a fantastic achievement,"

"I want to say 'thank-you' to the players, first of all, because they have worked so hard to achieve this and big congratulations to our staff and everyone at Tottenham.

"To be in the Champions League next season is massive for the club."

Claudel Puel told press conference via Leicester City website ahead of the match: "I know when we played there last season in the cup final and it was a good memory,” said Puel.

"I know for Tottenham and for us it will be great to play this game at Wembley. It will be the last game for Spurs and for us a great opportunity to play in front of fantastic fans and people, in a fantastic stadium.

"It is a fantastic opportunity to finish the season strongly.”

Prediction: Spurs 3-1 Leicester

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:

Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Dier; Lamela, Alli, Eriksen, Kane

Leicester City possible starting lineup:

Jakupovic; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs; Mahrez, Silva, Choudhury, Diabate; Vardy, Iheanacho

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