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Tottenham v Stoke preview

Tim Sherwood continues life as full-time Tottenham manager with a Premier League clash against Stoke at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Midfielder Paulinho is available for Spurs after serving a three-match ban for his red card versus Liverpool.

Right-back Kyle Walker, however, will serve a one-game ban after picking up his fifth booking of the season in the 1-1 draw with West Brom on Boxing Day.

Midfielder Aaron Lennon (stomach) and defender Jan Vertonghen (ankle) are definitely out, while midfielders Mousa Dembele (ankle), Andros Townsend (hamstring) and Sandro (calf) and defender Younes Kaboul (thigh) could also miss out.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes, meanwhile, will be without a quartet of key players.

Midfielder Glenn Whelan and defender Marc Wilson were both sent off in the 5-1 Boxing Day defeat at Newcastle and will miss out through suspension.

In addition, goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could be sidelined for up to six weeks after breaking a finger in training the day before the game at St James' Park, while Robert Huth continues his recovery from knee surgery.

Ryan Shawcross is also a doubt as he nurses a groin injury.