With the game on the line and Spurs sitting six points behind Leicester in fourth place, the Foxes could well be in pole position to knock out the top-two.
Aston Villa have been the latest club to fall victim to Tottenham’s attack, but a win would give them a significant boost in the table and could see them keep hold of the title.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few tactics that could be used against Spurs, with the aim of putting the Foxe’s attack under a spotlight.
Play a quick counter-attack.
Spurs are notorious for playing an aggressive counter-attacking strategy, which has seen them dominate games in the past.
In order to maximise their chances, it’s vital that their midfielders have a clear idea of what to do.
If their midfield is in a bad position, then the Fox players will be tempted to try to get on the end of crosses or other attacks.
If the Fox forwards are unable to convert their crosses into goals, then they’ll be tempted by the opportunity to play on the counter.
Get the ball in the right places.
Tottenham are not particularly strong in the air, and it’s not uncommon for them to take too many defenders on the break.
In order to minimise the chances of them getting their noses into the box, they should attempt to get the ball as quickly as possible into their own half.
They can do this by taking advantage of their own lack of space in front of goal, and moving the ball quickly through the channels.
Have the best striker in the world.
If a team is looking to score from the back, then having the best player in the game is crucial.
That’s why Tottenham should be very keen to get their attacking options going.
However, having the player who is capable of creating goals from set pieces is vital.
If there’s no one in the box to put the ball into, chances will be taken and chances will go begging.
Play in a 4-3-3.
The 4-2-3 4-1-3 – or more commonly known as the 4-4-2 – is a formation that Tottenham are currently very familiar with.
It’s a classic 4-5-1 formation, which is a hybrid between a 4,5-2 and a 4.
The team that can create goals from sets can also play with a 4 on the wings, which means they can create chances from corners or through balls.
While it’s still not the best formation for scoring goals, the 4 on top of the defence could potentially provide some of the best chances in the league.
Use the ball at will.
In a 4 to 3-4, the opposition have the option of having the ball.
This means that they can use the ball to their advantage.
If the ball is found in the opposition half, then it’s a great chance to score.
This is a very common tactic in the Premier League, but there are other teams that are more comfortable in the counter-attacks.
This will make Tottenham’s midfielders very, very happy, but they’ll need to be very careful to avoid getting too comfortable in possession.
Spurs have often been criticised for playing with the ball a lot in the first half of games, but this tactic can work in their favour.
If they can get their players to play balls at the right time, then there’s a good chance they’ll create chances.
Have an effective penalty area.
Tottenham’s best player is Vincent Janssen, but the Fox have a number of players who can also help them in that department.
Their best attacking weapon is the centre-back, who will also have the ability to go forward into space to score goals.
Be aggressive and aggressive in defence.
If Spurs have the ball, they can be aggressive in their attacks, but if they don’t, they’ll find themselves in a very difficult situation.
There are two important things to remember when it comes to attacking football, and this can be seen in how they’ve been attacking in the last few games.
Make sure they don´t give away the ball too early.
In the first period, Spurs were often slow in gaining possession.
They didn’t allow the opposition to get any opportunities to create.
By the time Tottenham got a foothold in the final third, they had already conceded a lot of goals.
So, if the Fox don’t give away possession early on, they could have a chance of scoring.
Watch for crosses.
Spurs do a good job of crossing the ball around the park, and there are few teams who can match Tottenham’s ability to do so.
As soon as Tottenham have the game under control, it becomes very difficult for them not to have crosses on target.
They should be cautious not to