By Dominic Toner
Hugo Lloris is available for Tottenham’s Premier League clash against Stoke.
The French goalkeeper has been sidelined with a hamstring injury he picked up in the opening day draw with Everton, but is expected to return for Saturday’s match.
Lloris, 29, is set to replace Michel Vorm in the Spurs goal despite his understudy conceding just one goal in two matches.
Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Lloris is available to play on the club’s Twitter account.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 8, 2016
Lloris has established himself as one of the finest goalkeepers in the Premier League in recent years and even a man-of-the-match performance by Vorm against Liverpool is unlikely to sway Pochettino.
He played in 46 encounters for Spurs last season in all competitions conceding just 45 goals, as the North London side finished third in the league.
Lloris and Vorm will now be challenged for a starting position, with Spaniard Pau Lopez signing on deadline-day on a season-long loan from Espanyol.
Spurs completed a convincing 4-0 away win at the Britannia Stadium last season and will be hoping for a repeat performance.
Stoke currently sit at the foot of the table after earning just one point in their first three games, while Spurs have five points and are unbeaten.