While Antonio Conte would have wanted to use the Turf Moor trip to inject some confidence into his charges, following the nightmare defeat to NS Mura, the extra rest ahead of a hugely busy Christmas period may prove vital.
Brentford beat an out-of-sorts Everton team on Sunday to end a run of five games without a win, and now hope to extend Spurs’ streak of five London derby defeats in a row.
The clubs have not played each other in the league since 1949 with each of their last seven meetings taking place in the Carabao Cup, six of which ended in Tottenham victories.
A win for Conte’s men could put them back within touching distance of a top-four berth while the Bees can go into the top half.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Tottenham vs Brentford is scheduled for a 7.30pm GMT kick-off tonight – Thursday, December 2, 2021.
The match will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Where to watch Tottenham vs Brentford
TV channel: The match will only be available live via streaming platform Amazon Prime Video.
Live stream: Amazon Prime Video subscribers can watch the match via the Prime Video website or app.
Live coverage: You can also follow all the action as it happens with Standard Sport’s match blog.
Tottenham vs Brentford team news
Cristian Romero (hamstring) looks set to be sidelined until the New Year with a serious hamstring injury, with fellow Argentine Giovani Lo Celso also still out following a fitness issue after the last international break.
Mathias Jorgensen, Sergi Canos, Christian Norgaard and Rico Henry all picked up knocks at the weekend but Brentford boss Thomas Frank was optimistic of their chances of playing tonight.
David Raya (knee), Kristoffer Ajer (thigh), Josh Dasilva (hip) and Julian Jeanvier (knee) are unavailable, however.
Tottenham vs Brentford prediction
The shocker at NS Mura served to underline the subpar nature of Conte’s reserves but the first-choice stars will be back and fully rested for this clash – and should be able to get the job done.
Head to head (h2h) history and results