Tottenham have been keen for themselves to be seen as title for the season and they will need a win against an in-form Hull if they are to show that they really mean business this time around.
Spurs started strongly this season but a couple of losses have seen them lose some ground to other contenders leaving them at least three points behind their archrivals Arsenal.
Vilas Boas will be plagued about whether to risk Younes Kaboul and Danny Rose for today’s game as both players have recovered from their injuries but are still lacking a little in match fitness.
There are also likely to be several changes to the side that travelled to Moldova in the win against Sheriff in the Europa League on Thursday night with Paulinho and Andros Townsend all likely return to the starting line-up.
Despite the couple of blips in their last two home games Spurs can be proud of their defensive record this season with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris still holding the most clean sheets out of any keeper in the Premier League with 5 so far this season.
Hull have surprised many people so far this season as the newly-promoted side are currently ninth and could draw level on points with Manchester United with a win in London.
However, Steve Bruce is going to be forced into making several changes to the squad as both Allan McGregor and Danny Graham suffered injuries in the loss to Everton last weekend.
Alongside that, Jake Livermore will also be out as his loan conditions prevent him playing against his parent club Tottenham in any competitive fixtures.
The changes to the side means that there will be opportunities for previous Premier League veterans such as Steve Harper and David Meyler to make a claim for their place in Steve Bruce’s starting eleven.
These changes will mean that Hull may be called upon to use some new faces for the first time this season having stuck with virtually the same squad since the season began back in August.
Hull have enjoyed a good start to the season but with The Tigers being forced to make several changes to their usual line-up, Tottenham will undoubtedly be looking the better of the two heading into their game at White Hart Lane.