Luton vs Tottenham LIVE commentary: Spurs look to continue unbeaten start and go top of Premier League – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Luton vs Tottenham LIVE commentary: Spurs look to continue unbeaten start and go top of Premier League – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

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Tottenham have the chance to go to the top of the Premier League table when they face newly-promoted Luton Town this weekend, live on talkSPORT.

Spurs haven’t been top of England’s top-flight since under Jose Mourinho two years ago but have enjoyed a stunning start to the season.

This pair have complimented each other well in Tottenham's midfield this season

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This pair have complimented each other well in Tottenham’s midfield this seasonCredit: Getty

Ange Postecoglou has enjoyed the best start in the club’s history with Tottenham unbeaten in eight Premier League matches.

The north Londoners’ controversial 2-1 win over Liverpool put them one point behind champions Manchester City.

Tottenham can go above City having been booked in this weekend’s early kick-off and have won 12 of their last 14 Premier League games against promoted sides, losing just once.

Luton will look to bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 defeat to fellow promoted side Burnley in midweek.

The Hatters remain above the Clarets on goal difference to keep themselves out of the relegation zone but have yet to win at home this campaign.

Luton vs Tottenham: talkSPORT coverage

This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday, October 7.

Kick-off at Kenilworth Road is scheduled for 12:30pm.

talkSPORT will have live and exclusive coverage of the game, presented by Reshmin Chowdhury.

Commentary comes from Sam Matterface and former England striker Dean Ashton.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

ou can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Luton secured their first Premier League win in history over Everton at Goodison Park

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Luton secured their first Premier League win in history over Everton at Goodison ParkCredit: Getty

Luton vs Tottenham: Team news

Amari’i Bell suffered a hamstring injury against Burnley and looks set to join the growing injury list for the home side.

Albert Sambi Lokonga, Gabriel Osho, Dan Potts and Jordan Clark are all sidelined, but Ross Barkley is closing in on a return.

Tottenham have several health concerns of their own, as Manor Solomon joins long-term absentee Ivan Perisic.

Ryan Sessegnon, Alfie Whiteman, Rodrigo Bentancur and Giovani Lo Celso remain out, while both Brennan Johnson and Bryan Gil will face late fitness tests.

Postecoglou has made a flying start to life in north London

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Postecoglou has made a flying start to life in north LondonCredit: Getty

Luton vs Tottenham: Match facts

  • Tottenham have scored at least twice in all seven of their Premier League games under Ange Postecoglou – no manager has ever seen his team score 2+ goals in his first eight games in charge in the competition before.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their eight matches under Ange Postecoglou this season (W5 D3), though one of those draws saw them eliminated from the League Cup via penalties. It’s the best unbeaten start any Tottenham manager has had in the club’s history.
  • Tottenham have had more shots than any other Premier League side this season (138), with their average of 19.7 shots per game their highest on record in a single campaign (since 1997-98). They’ve had at least 20 efforts in three of their last four league games, as many times as they had done in their previous 28.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in eight Premier League games (W6 D2), with no side currently on a longer run without defeat than Spurs.
  • Tottenham have won 12 of their last 14 Premier League games against promoted sides (D1 L1), already beating Burnley and Sheffield United this season. They’ve not lost to a side in their debut season in the competition since 2010-11 (1-3 against Blackpool).
  • Luton have won just one of their last 10 home league games against London sides (D5 L4), beating QPR 3-1 in October last season.
  • Spurs are unbeaten in nine league games against Luton (W5 D4) since a 2-0 away defeat in November 1987, with Ian Allinson scoring a brace for the Hatters.
  • This is the first meeting between Luton and Tottenham in any competition since a goalless draw in a top-flight game at Kenilworth Road in March 1992.
  • Son Heung-min has scored six goals in his last four Premier League games for Spurs, as many as he had in his previous 23 combined. He’s also been involved in 31 goals in his last 32 appearances against promoted sides (21 goals, 10 assists), netting a hat-trick at Burnley earlier this season.
  • Luton boss Rob Edwards is looking to be the first Welsh manager to win a Premier League game against Tottenham since Mark Hughes with Stoke in May 2015. Since then, Welshmen have drawn four and lost seven against Spurs, losing the last five in a row by an aggregate score of 18-2.

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