BLACKPOOL ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Charlie Adam of Blackpool holds off a challenge from Wilson Palacios of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Bloomfield Road on February 22 2011 in Blackpool England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Hey guys, Manchester City lost to Everton! I know how much Tottenham Hotspur fans loathe hope, but ya'll got a healthy dose of it today. Or you can just pretend that we still have literally no chance at fourth place. Whatever. In any event, we play Blackpool today, and they're very much in need of points so that they can get out of the relegation zone. This will not be easy, by any stretch of the imagination. So, here's your live match thread and lineups for the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Blackpool FC.
We're without Benoit Assou-Ekotto for this one, so it looks like Gareth Bale is playing left back while Danny Rose makes his first appearance of the year. Jermain Defoe also returns to the starting lineup, and there's also no Tom Huddlestone. Here are the lineups.
Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-4-2): Gomes; Kaboul, Dawson, Gallas, Bale; Van der Vaart, Modric, Sandro, Rose; Defoe, Pavlyuchenko
Blackpool lineup (4-3-3): Gilks; Crainey, Eardley, Evatt, Baptiste; Southern, Vaughan, Adam; Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Kornilenko
Kickoff is at 12:30 pm ET, 5:30 pm local time. If you're in the United States, the game can be seen on Fox Soccer Channel.