• Middlesbrough have lost only once in their last 11 home Premier League games against Spurs (1-2 in April 2007).
  • Tottenham have won 22 of their last 24 Premier League games (D2) against newly promoted sides since losing 1-0 to QPR in April 2012.
  • Middlesbrough have scored more Premier League goals against Tottenham than they have against any other side (37 in 28 meetings).
  • Indeed, Middlesbrough have beaten Tottenham nine times in the Premier League - only against Man City have they picked up more victories (11, also nine against West Ham).
  • This will be Middlesbrough's 250th Premier League game at the Riverside Stadium (W98 D74 L77 so far).
  • Since the start of 2014-15, Harry Kane has missed just four Premier League games for Tottenham Hotspur, with Spurs failing to win any of them and scoring just twice (D1 L3).
  • Middlesbrough haven't failed to win any of their opening three home Premier League fixtures of a season since 2000-01, when they were winless in their first eight at the Riverside.
  • Spurs have only remained unbeaten in their opening six Premier League games of a season on one previous occasion - in 2004-05.
  • All five of Middlesbrough's Premier League goals this season have come before half time in matches, while both the goals that Spurs have conceded have also come in the first half.
  • Tottenham have fielded the youngest average starting XI over the opening five matchdays of the 2016-17 Premier League season (25y 208d).