Blackpool v Tottenham

21 February 2011 12:01
Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart will miss the game with a calf injury, but should be back for the club's next match against Wolves on 6 March.Defenders Jonathan Woodgate (groin) and Vedran Corluka (ankle) also miss out with injuries sustained during the Champions League win at AC Milan. [LNB]Blackpool have reported no new injury concerns ahead of Tottenham's visit. [LNB]Keeper Matthew Gilks and fellow Scot Stephen Crainey are still a few weeks away from returning to action. [LNB][LNB]Blackpool[LNB]Doubtful: Kornilenko & Sbai (both fitness) [LNB]Injured: Basham (leg), Crainey (ankle), Clarke, Gilks & Rachubka (all knee) [LNB]Tottenham[LNB]Injured: Bale (back), Corluka & Huddlestone (both ankle), Kaboul (knee), King & Woodgate (both groin), Van der Vaart (calf) [LNB][LNB] MATCH PREVIEW From the San Siro to the seaside; Tottenham follow up their famous victory over seven-time European champions AC Milan with a trip to seven-time Lancashire Senior Cup winners Blackpool. [LNB]The last time these sides met at Bloomfield Road was in 1991, when a 1-0 win in the third round of the FA Cup set Tottenham on their way to a famous Wembley victory. Football folklore says Spurs win a trophy when the year ends in one, and given their scintillating form in Europe this season, anticipation is building in north London. [LNB]By contrast, early-season expectations at Blackpool have been tempered by a collapse in form since the turn of the year that has seen Ian Holloway's men plummet down the table. The Seasiders have managed only one win in 2011, collecting just four points from an available 27. [LNB]Blackpool haven't beaten Spurs since a 3-1 victory at White Hart Lane in October 1966, but they have to go even further back for their last home victory over the London club: a 4-1 win in September 1956, back in the days when Jimmy Armfield and Sir Stanley Matthews were regulars in Tangerine. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• This is their first meeting since 2007, when Tottenham recorded a 2-0 home win in the fourth round of the 2007 League Cup. [LNB]• Their last league meeting came in the old Division Two in February 1978, with the Seasiders earning a draw at White Hart Lane. Tottenham won the reverse fixture 2-0 at Bloomfield Road earlier that season. [LNB]• Blackpool have not beaten Spurs in any competition for seven matches since a 3-1 league victory back in October 1966. [LNB]Blackpool[LNB]• Blackpool's draw with Aston Villa last time out ended a run of five consecutive league defeats, but they remain winless in six. [LNB]• The Seasiders have the worst home record in the Premier League: 12 points from as many matches. [LNB]• Only West Brom have conceded more league goals than Blackpool this season. [LNB]Tottenham[LNB]• Spurs are unbeaten in their last five league matches, winning the last three - their longest winning run of the season. [LNB]• They are unbeaten in all three Premier League matches against promoted clubs this season, but have failed to win either of their away matches against them - drawing 1-1 at West Brom (11 September) and 1-1 at Newcastle United (22 January). [LNB]• Benoit Assou-Ekotto is poised to make his 100th Premier League appearance for Tottenham. [LNB][LNB] LEADING GOALSCORERS [LNB]Blackpool[LNB]Campbell: 9 goals* (9 league); Adam: 7 goals (6 league) [LNB]*Includes 1 goal (1 league) for Leicester[LNB][LNB]Tottenham[LNB]Van der Vaart: 12 goals (10 league); [LNB]Bale: 11 goals (7 league) [LNB][LNB] MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Chris Foy [LNB]Assistant referees: Dean Mohareb & Trevor Massey [LNB]Fourth official: Jon Moss [LNB][LNB] LAST LEAGUE MATCH LINE-UPS Blackpool (D1-1 v Aston Villa, h): Kingson; Baptiste, Evatt, Cathcart, Carney, Adam, Vaughan, Grandin (Puncheon 39), Campbell, Harewood (Phillips 67), Varney (Reid 72). Subs not used: Kettings, Southern, Eardley, Beattie. [LNB]Tottenham (W2-1 v Sunderland, a): Gomes; Corluka, Dawson, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto, Pienaar (Lennon 78), Jenas, Sandro, Kranjcar, Defoe (Palacios 87), Pavlyuchenko. Subs not used: Cudicini, Crouch, Bassong, Khumalo, Woodgate.

Source: BBC_Sport