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Norwich City predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

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Dean Smith is yet to taste defeat after three games as Norwich City manager
Dean Smith is yet to taste defeat after three games as Norwich City manager / Harriet Lander/GettyImages
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Norwich City travel to the capital to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Canaries may be ensconced in the relegation zone but they are actually unbeaten in their last four matches - including all three under Dean Smith. Norwich last strung together a Premier League run without defeat as long as this in 2013 - the most recent top flight season in which the club avoided relegation.

Here's the lineup Smith may select to extend their lossless run.


Norwich City predicted lineup vs Tottenham - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Tim Krul (GK) - The Dutch international came within a whisker of rebuffing Callum Wilson's spot kick last time out, but Krul's penalty saving expertise is all too familiar to Spurs given the role he played in their FA Cup exit on his most recent visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Max Aarons (RB) - Yet to be overlooked by Smith, Aarons has missed just three of Norwich's last 136 league matches across England's top two tiers.

Grant Hanley (CB) - With just the single goal, Hanley is - distressingly - Norwich's second-top Premier League scorer this season.

Ben Gibson (CB) - For a player honest (and blunt) enough to write off his Burnley career as a 'disaster', Gibson might not be any less scathing when assessing his Norwich tenure to date.

Brandon Williams (LB) - Since being thrown to the wolves for the second half of Norwich's 7-0 hiding at Chelsea, the Manchester United loanee hasn't suffered a defeat in yellow and green.

2. Midfielders

Billy Gilmour (CM) - Norwich's chief progressive passer is one start shy of matching the number of Premier League outings from the off that Daniel Farke afforded him, now with Smith at the helm.

Lukas Rupp (CM) - Stepping in for the doubtful Mathias Normann, Rupp may be afforded an extended run in the team, giving him ample opportunity to persuade the powers that be of extending a contract set to expire this summer.

Kenny McLean (CM) - The author of six Championship assists last season (second-best in Norwich's squad) hasn't been directly involved in a Premier League goal for more than two years.

3. Forwards

Josh Sargent (RW) - The beleaguered US international has only won two of his last 20 league appearances for Norwich and his previous haunt, relegated Werder Bremen.

Teemu Pukki (ST) - Only Alaves' Joselu has been responsible for a larger proportion of his side's goals than Norwich's integral attacking cog across Europe's top five leagues this season (63%).

Christos Tzolis (LW) - Norwich's joint-biggest signing of the summer may maintain his starting berth given the doubted fitness of his fellow marquee arrival - Milot Rashica - and Todd Cantwell.

You can read 90min's preview of Tottenham vs Norwich City here.

You can read Tottenham's predicted lineup here.

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