LONDON (Dec. 26) —— The starting teams for Brentford vs Tottenham in today’s Premier League Boxing Day clash at Gtech Community Stadium on Monday, as the football fever in England returns. After a break to accommodate the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are buzzing with excitement.
For the fans in the United States, you can watch the game live on USA Network with live streaming coverage available on nbcsports.com and the NBC Sports App.
For Brenford, midfielder Pontus Jansson is back in his first matchday squad appearance since October 1, but the club captain will start this game on the substitutes’ bench. Forward Ivan Toney, though will lead the attacking line for Bees in his first competitive game since his FA charge for alleged betting breaches was announced before the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Christian Norgaard will make a return to midfield in welcome return for Brenford. He will make his first Premier League start since August 27.
For Tottenham, manager Antonio Conte makes five changes to side that featured before the World Cup, but captain Harry Kane starts and lead the offense. Heung-Min Son, who was part of South Korea’s World Cup squad in Qatar also starts, while Fraser Forster makes his Premier League debut for the club as he starts in goal.
Hugo Lloris, who feaured for France in the final of the World Cup earlier this month, only starts on the bench today and is joined by Ben Davies, Davinson Sánchez, Ryan Sessegnon, and Emerson Royal.
Conte has decided to use his squad depth today. They Italian handed a rare start to Japhet Tanganga for his first league appearance since January, while Yves Bissouma gets a start in midfield and Matt Doherty is in the lineup today ahead of Emerson Royal at wing-back.
Brentford vs Tottenham Starting Teams
Brentford: Raya; Zanka, Mee, Pinnock; Roerslev, Norgaard, Jensen, Janelt; Henry; Toney, Mbeumo. Subs: Cox, Goode, Canos, Dasilva, Wissa, Ghoddos, Jansson, Lewis-Potter, Damsgaard
Tottenham: Forster, Tanganga, Lenglet, Dier, Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bissouma, Perisic, Kulusevski, Kane, Son. Subs: Lloris, Sanchez, Sarr, Davies, Royal, Sessegnon, White, Skipp, Gil