• Sunderland have lost eight points from winning positions this season, more than any other Barclays Premier League team.
  • Tottenham are one of only two teams (along with Newcastle) yet to score more than twice in a Barclays Premier League game this season.
  • Sunderland boss Gustavo Poyet made 82 Premier League appearances for Tottenham Hotspur as a player and also served as Assistant Coach under Juande Ramos for the Lilywhites.
  • Steven Fletcher has scored in three of his last five Premier League games against Spurs.
  • Spurs have won four and lost none of the last six Premier League meetings with Sunderland.
  • Jermain Defoe has never scored against Sunderland in 10 Premier League appearances for Spurs, despite netting four goals in six games for other clubs against the Black Cats.
  • Tottenham have won five of their last eight Premier League away games (D1 L2).
  • Spurs will attempt to score 2+ goals in three successive Premier League games for the first time since April.
  • Sunderland have conceded four own goals in the Premier League this season, twice as many as any other side.
  • Sunderland have hit the fewest shots on target this season (33) while Spurs have the lowest shot conversion rate (7%).