Kane benched for Swansea trip after illness

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Tottenham moved within four points of the top four after beating Swansea at the Liberty Stadium in an edgy encounter.

Indeed, Kane scored his 37th, 38th and 39th Premier League goals of 2017 against the Saints.

Tottenham's strict wage structure means Kane is not even close to being one of the highest paid players in the Premier League and there are suggestions Real Madrid are looking at a deal.

Swansea have opted to play Jordan Ayew up front alongside Dyer, as the home side struggle with injuries to their frontmen during the busy festive schedule.

In Swansea City, Wilfried Bony could replace Abraham if he can shake off a hamstring problem.

A cruel blow for a Swansea side who have looked much improved since the appointment of Carlos Carvalhal, but they will undoubtedly take positives into the next few weeks.

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The Kenya midfielder has not played since the first two games of the season due to a knee complaint and Spurs have suffered in his absence, particularly since Toby Alderweireld injured his hamstring on November 1.

Swansea City returned to losing ways in unfortunate fashion as former striker Fernando Llorente fired in the opener from an offside position before Delle Alli made it two.

In the win over Watford, Carvlhal started the game in a 4-4-2 shape with Sam Clucas playing on the right and Renato Sanches on the left.

Carvalhal introduced Luciano Narsingh - who scored the victor from the bench against Watford - as a substitute early in the second period, with Swansea looking rather more purposeful than before the break.

Naughton starts his three-match suspension tonight after accepted the FA's charge of violent conduct for his stamp on Stefano Okaka.

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