Football: Weekend guide to the Premiership - Tottenham v Derby Last season: 1-0

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TOTTENHAM MUST do without Les Ferdinand who was carried off during their FA Cup fifth-round replay victory against Leeds on Wednesday. He was concussed, as he was against Middlesbrough last Saturday, and is likely to be replaced by Chris Armstrong. Defender Ramon Vega is likely to shake off the effects of an ankle knock with George Graham's only other absentee being John Scales.

Derby are likely to field 10 of the side that beat Huddersfield in the FA Cup on Wednesday. Only the suspended captain Igor Stimac will miss out. Jacob Laursen is back after serving a one-match ban and Spencer Prior could also return to the defence after missing the Cup tie because of a family illness.

Darryl Powell injured his neck in training this week so is not available for the first of two trips in eight days to north London for Derby. Their last win at White Hart Lane was in November 1989.

Tottenham Hotspur (from) Walker, Carr, Freund, Anderton, Edinburgh, Ginola, Vega, Iversen, Campbell, Sherwood, Baardsen, Nielsen, Armstrong, Sinton, Young, Fox, Taricco.

Derby County: (from): Hoult, Prior, Laursen, Carbonari, Schnoor, Eranio, Carsley, Bohinen, Dorigo, Baiano, Burton, Wanchope, Poom, Sturridge, Delap, Harper, Hunt, Elliott.

Suspensions: Tottenham: Carr. Derby: Stimac.

Referee: J Winter.

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