Expectations for Forest match as Tottenham look to grab three points on Friday

Spurs have finally begun to turn around their spell of losses and draws with a 4-1 thrashing against Newcastle United, and now they will look to do it again, facing a team they've faired well against.
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest - Premier League / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Tottenham now sit fifth in the Premier League table, three points ahead of sixth-place Manchester United, and three behind fourth place Manchester City.

The next string of games will see them face Nottingham Forest, Everton, Brighton, and Bournemouth, and while no game in the world's toughest league is a guaranteed victory, Spurs should be coming out of December with a handful of wins.

Spurs play Forest on the road this Friday, a bit of a reunion for winger Brennan Johnson who made his switch from the City Ground to North London this past summer.

Under former manager Antonio Conte, Tottenham won both of their previous League fixtures against this week's opponent, with four goals across the two matches coming from Harry Kane. Now, Spurs will have to get the job done without their veteran striker who is currently loving life in Munich.

That shouldn't be a problem for Tottenham, however, whose attacking prowess has been revolutionized under Ange Postecoglou.

Captain Heung-min Son is currently flying, with 10 goals and four assists across 16 Premier League games this season, as well as a Player of the Month award to his name and crucial goals in the matches against Manchester City and Arsenal.

Richarlison has recently gotten himself onto the scoresheet as well, with a brace last weekend against Newcastle. He finally found the back of the net with his feet, his previous goals for Spurs only coming from headers, bringing his total goal contributions to seven goals and seven assists for the club.

Brennan Johnson, the man who will be going up against his former club in two days' time, may yet have some work to do with finding his composure in front of net.

The Welsh international has managed a goal and two assists in his first 10 matches in a Spurs shirt, however, his stats show that he has missed four big chances, and has only converted one of eight shots on target.

It's understandable to see such figures from a player just making his way to a new club, especially one which is playing such a high-paced tempo of football. Nevertheless, he'll have to improve in those crucial areas of the pitch if he's to generate more goal contributions.

Thankfully, Ange's injury list has begun to thin out a bit with Richarlison and Pape Sarr making their returns to action these past two weeks. The Australian manager will be eager to get them back into the action and to give his team the best chance at grabbing more points in what looks to be yet another highly competitive battle for top four.