I'll tell you the scariest thing, for the first time in a while, I'm approaching a league game without fear, boredom or even nerves. That's a testament to how quickly Pearson & co have changed the mood around the club. We're playing Tottenham at home without the fear of a battering and more importantly (I hate to say it) a loss doesn't feel like it will break our season. Amazingly despite our awful start to the season and the 8 league places between us a win here would leave us only five points behind Tottenham. Bonkers right!? FORM: Last year we beat Spurs 2-1 at home in a memorable game under the sun. Remind yourself of that wonderful day here: https://www.watfordfc.com/teams/first-team/match-report-watford-2-1-tottenham-hotspur#t=0:01 We don't need to talk anymore our form, it's beautiful. The new management team has done wonders, we're scoring, keeping clean sheets. Sarr is looking every bit of £40 million, Deulofeu is a man reformed, Doucoure now looks a PSG player, Deeney is scoring from open play, we're keeping clean sheets with Mariappa at right-back. It's bloody brilliant. Spurs, on the other hand, are struggling, their talisman is injured it took them 180 minutes to beat Middlesborough, they lost to Liverpool, they lost to Southampton and they drew to Norwich in their last three league games. We top the Premier League form table over the last 5 matchdays: 5 played 4 won 1 draw 11 scored 2 lost. Spurs sit 15th with: 5 played 1 won 1 draw 3 loss 4 scored 7 conceded TEAM NEWS: Nigel Pearson doesn't seem to rotate much so I can't see much change here if any. Instagram says Femenia is back in training. I believe Kabasele is still banned? 3 match ban and we've only played Bournemouth & Tranmere since then I believe. Hughes should be fit enough for the bench. Puesseto could make the bench. Pereyra has 2 in 2 so it might push for a start. Spurs are in a bit of a pickle. Eriksen has one foot at Inter, Kane is injured till April, N'Dombele is not fit, Sissoko is out for the season, Lloris will miss this as will Ben Davies. Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica may make his debut. Lo Celso may well start and we pray that Eric Disasterclass Dier starts. Interestingly, Spurs record without Kane isn't much different. TACTICS: Again, I expect our best chances to come down the wings. Both Spurs full-backs, Rose & Aurier are suspect. They can be got at by our in-form wingers. They may possibly pay Tanganga who's capable but young and raw. Alli with deep runs could trouble our sometimes sleepy defence but they look totally reformed over Pearson so it'll be interesting to see how they cope. Lucas's & Son pace will be worrying. I can see Son going through the middle flanked by Lucas & Lamela. I expect Capoue & Chalobah to dominate Winks and whoever he's partnered with. Deeney will have a tough time against Vertonghen & Alderweirled. But he did sit Davinson Sanchez down on his backside last season before turning that game around. I'm not really sure how Spurs play under Mourinho and you can tell that on the pitch they don't have a clear identity either yet. TOTALLY UNBIASED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRE MATCH GRUB: Lovely family owned chippy on Vicarage Road by the name of Fry Days. See here.