Tottenham make the short trip to Watford on New Year’s Day.
Spurs have improved under Antonio Conte in recent weeks but will want to respond after a disappointing draw at Southampton last time out.
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham take on Watford on New Year’s DayGETTY
Watford, meanwhile, have to start picking up points.
The Hornets have lost their last five top-flight games including a 4-1 home defeat to West Ham on Tuesday.
Spurs beat Watford 1-0 in August thanks to Heung-Min Son’s winner.
Watford v Tottenham: Date and how to follow
The Premier League clash is set to take place on Saturday, January 1 at Vicarage Road.
Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm.
Updates will be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon.
The match will not be shown on live TV in the UK.
Heung-Min Son helped Tottenham beat Watford 1-0 in AugustGetty
Watford v Tottenham: Team news
Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley is available again but Kiko Femenia will miss the Spurs match due to a hamstring injury.
Danny Rose will not face his old club because of a knee problem while Ben Foster, Christian Kabasele, Kwadwo Baah, Peter Etebo, Nicolas Nkoulou and Ismaila Sarr remain out
Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso will return to their squad following a spell out.
Steven Bergwijn has picked up a calf problem and won’t feature while Ryan Sessegnon and Cristian Romero remain out.
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Claudio Ranieri’s Watford have lost five in a rowgetty
Watford v Tottenham: Match facts
- Watford have won just one of their last 17 league games against Tottenham (D6 L10), beating them 2-1 at Vicarage Road in September 2018.
- Tottenham have won just two of their last 10 away league games against Watford (D5 L3), and are winless in their last three visits to Vicarage Road since a 4-1 win on New Year’s Day 2017.
- Watford have won their first league game in just one of the last 10 calendar years (D1 L8), beating Wolves 2-1 on New Year’s Day 2020.
- Tottenham lost on New Year’s Day in 2020 (0-1 vs Southampton), having won each of their previous six Premier League games on 1st January before this.
- Watford are the only side without a Premier League clean sheet this season. They’ve conceded in each of their last 27 games in the competition, the longest run without a clean sheet by any club in the division since Burnley’s run of 29 games between November 2009 and August 2014.
- Tottenham’s opponents have had a player sent off in each of their last three Premier League games. Only once has a team seen their opposition see red in four consecutive games in the competition – Arsenal in August/September 2001.
- Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is unbeaten in five Premier League games against fellow Italian managers (W4 D1), including two 3-0 wins against Claudio Ranieri in 2016-17. Meanwhile, Watford manager Ranieri has lost each of his last four Premier League meetings with fellow Italians.
- Tottenham’s Son Heung-min has been involved in six goals in his last six Premier League starts against Watford (5 goals, 1 assist), netting the winner in the reverse fixture back in August.
- In Premier League history, no player has scored more goals on New Year’s Day than Tottenham striker Harry Kane (5). He also has three assists in such games, with only Cesc Fabregas providing more on 1st January in the competition (4).
- Emmanuel Dennis has been directly involved in 10 goals in his last eight Premier League games for Watford (6 goals, 4 assists), having a hand in 67% of the goals the Hornets have scored in these games (10/15).