Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur

Hull's Marco Silva, Curtis Davies and Sam Clucas



Hull’s swift return to the Championship was confirmed after they were thrashed 4-0 by relegation rivals Crystal Palace.

TEAM NEWS

Hull will be without Evandro, Harry Maguire and Abel Hernandez due to injury.

They join Will Keane, Lazar Markovic, Ryan Mason, David Meyler and Moses Odubajo on the sidelines.

Tottenham await news on whether full-backs Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker will be fit to return.

Christian Eriksen is likely to be recalled after being rested against Leicester on Thursday, while Filip Lesniak could be handed a start.

MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES

Martin Fisher: “On the final day of last season, Tottenham travelled to an already relegated club and lost 5-1. I very much doubt that lightning will strike twice.

“A year ago Spurs were physically and mentally exhausted after failing to overhaul Leicester in the title race. They’re in much better shape now as Leicester themselves can testify after being hit for six on Thursday.

“Hull’s immediate return to the Championship was effectively confirmed when they choked at home to Sunderland.

“Their future looks grim. Marco Silva is already being linked with other managerial jobs. The likes of Harry Maguire, Sam Clucas and Andrew Robertson will be targets too. Off the field the ownership issue remains unresolved.

“This might be their last Premier League game for some time.”

Twitter: @mfisherfootball

WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY

Hull boss Marco Silva: “I want the players to play with the motivation to end the season well in front of our own fans.

“That is our focus, but of course we are playing against a team that is in a good place at this moment.

“Tottenham have had a very good season and play some very good football, but we want to give our fans one last good result this season.”

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “We will keep the players that we want to keep. Maybe we will sell the players that we want to sell.

“I think we are so, so, so calm about our big players and they are so happy here.

“We are building a very exciting project.”

LAWRO’S PREDICTION

Tottenham said goodbye to White Hart Lane with a deserved win over Manchester United and they will want to finish the season strongly despite missing out on the title.

Prediction: 0-2

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MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

  • Hull won the first ever Premier League fixture between these sides in October 2008, but Tottenham have won six and drawn two of the subsequent eight league meetings.
  • The Tigers have scored just five goals in their nine Premier League matches against Tottenham and never more than once in a match.

Hull City

  • Hull have won 21 points from 17 games under Marco Silva, which is more than eight other Premier League teams since his appointment.
  • The Tigers have kept just five clean sheets this season, the fewest in the top flight.
  • Hull have conceded 13 penalties this season, more than any other side in a single Premier League season – 11 of them have been scored.
  • This will be the fifth time Hull have ended a Premier League season with a home fixture; they have failed to score in the previous four.
  • Curtis Davies has become the 13th player to play in four or more Premier League relegation campaigns.

Tottenham Hotspur

  • This is the first time Tottenham have finished as high as second in the top flight since 1962-63.
  • Tottenham have lost six of their last eight top-flight away trips on the last day of the season, including last season’s defeat to already relegated Newcastle United.
  • Spurs have conceded 25 league goals this season. The club’s record for fewest goals conceded in an entire league campaign is 32 set in 1908-09 and 1919-20, both of which were in the second tier.
  • They have already set new club Premier League records this season for most points (83), most wins (25), most goals (79) and most clean sheets (17).
  • Harry Kane is the fifth player in Premier League history to score 25 or more goals in successive seasons after Robbie Fowler, Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and Robin van Persie.
  • Christian Eriksen has scored three goals in his last three league games against Hull.

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