This match was supposed to carry a lot of importance. Newcastle playing at home and hosting Tottenham, the home side were expected to fight it out for survival while Tottenham were to aim for a Premier League title.
All that faded away in recent weeks and there really is not much to play for at St. James’ Park as Newcastle are already relegated and Tottenham are in the Champions League and cannot finish below third place, though the London side would want to finish above Arsenal.
Spurs did lose their last match, at White Hart Lane to Southampton and will be looking to sign off in style. We predict the starting line-up for the side from London as they play their last game of the season.
The French goalkeeper would be looking to keep a clean sheet in the last game of the season and do better than what he did in the last match against Southampton.
The English left-back would be hopeful of an easy afternoon in Newcastle and he looks to finish the season on a high.
Probably the best central defender in the league this season, at least in London, Jan Vertonghen has grown from strength to strength and should be looking ahead to a good Euros.
Vertonghen’s defensive partner would be another player looking to step up for his side as Vincent Kompany is out for the Euros and he should be looking to take up that role for the Belgian side in the summer.
Kyle Walker has had a decent enough season so far and could have a tough afternoon as he goes against Andros Townsend.
With Dembele out for the season and for a few games next season as well, Ryan Mason might try to claim a spot in the Spurs XI and maybe a good performance here can help his claim.
The English central midfielder would be looking back at a pretty good season under Mauricio Pochettino and a good showing here would be the icing on the cake for him.
Son hasn’t had the greatest of first seasons in English football but his goal in the last game should give him the confidence to get more against Newcastle.
With Dele Alli also out from the game, the creative onus would fall on the shoulders of the Danish attacker one again.
The Argentine has been pretty good this season but next year could be the start of something special as Tottenham try to win the Premier League.
The top scorer of the Premier League should be looking to score at least to ensure he wins the Golden Boot ahead of Jamie Vardy this season.