Tottenham Hotspur: Eric Dier a doubt for Bournemouth trip

Eric Dier is a doubt for the game after he sustained an elbow injury against Juventus

Eric Dier is a doubt for the game after he sustained an elbow injury against Juventus

Manchester City are streets ahead at the top of the league table and Spurs were dumped out of the Champions League in midweek by Juventus, but they remain alive in the FA Cup and play Swansea City on Saturday.

Bournemouth have made full use of their compact Vitality Stadium since reaching the top flight for the first time to produce some memorable home results.

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is anxiously awaiting an update on Harry Kane after he twisted his ankle during Tottenham's 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Monday.

'Being at home, we have to focus on ourselves.

It's nice to see former players and fans as a collective mounting their frustrations at something which has been a big problem in the Premier League for a few years now but what will it take for clubs to realise that raising ticket prices is not fair on the loyal fans who pay there hard earned cash to watch their heroes play every week? They are obviously a great team, but not the style that we want to play.

"We will always have our own identity and the way we play", the Belgium global told the Telegraph. The way we want to play is that we want to show what we are here for, and we believe it is the right way.

No other team in the league have claimed more points from losing positions than the Cherries this term.

'They have always been like an extra man for us, in certain matches they have pulled us over the line.

Howe is determined to focus on "all the positives" from last weekend's 1-1 draw at Leicester, despite the frustration of being denied a hard-earned victory deep into injury time by a fine free-kick from Riyad Mahrez.

"We were well in it until that last period where the scoreline looks like a flattering one for them I feel".

'In this division, that is absolutely massive to continue to pick up points and we are now into another crucial phase'.