Three Swansea players Tottenham should fear ahead of clash
By Dominic Toner
Football Insider analyses three Swansea players who could trouble Tottenham ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match at White Hart Lane.
Spurs will know all about the attacking midfielder from his time in north London, where he made 83 appearances. Sigurdsson left Spurs in 2014 for Swansea and has gone on to become their most creative player. The 27-year-old has been performing well this season in a relegation-threatened side, scoring five goals and supplying four assists in 14 appearances across all competitions. The Iceland international will be looking to drift in-between Spurs’ midfield and defence to link-up play. Victor Wanyama will need to be on top form to nullify the Sigurdsson threat and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will have to be wary of his set-piece qualities.
Swansea winger Barrow is certainly a player that has got the supporters off their seats this season. The winger is blessed with phenomenal pace and will fancy his chances of running any full-back in the Premier League. The 24-year-old has looked extremely threatening for Swansea and has supplied three assists in 14 games this campaign. Barrow is still searching for his first goal, but the Spurs defence will need to be wary of his lightning speed and ability to beat a man.
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Swansea forward Llorente will be extremely confident ahead of the weekend after his two stoppage time goals secured a dramatic 5-4 victory against Crystal Palace. The 31-year-old is going to test the Spurs defence in the air and is not the sort of player to make runs in behind. He makes up for that with tons of experience, having won the World Cup and European Championships with Spain, and is a clinical finisher. Llorente has scored just three goals in 11 appearances for Swansea since his summer arrival, but the feeling is that the best is yet to come. The forward will look to target Eric Dier if he continues in defence and could be a great outlet for Swansea.
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