Mauricio Pochettino’s men have failed to win any of their opening three league fixtures at their temporary home, but that has not put fans off and ticket sales suggest they are in line to surpass the crowd of 76,098 that saw Manchester United beat Blackburn 4-1 at Old Trafford in March 2007.
The Daily Mail reports that out of 158 sections of the stadium, only five have a limited number of tickets remaining with the rest sold out with fans flocking in to see the likes of England hotshot Harry Kane in action.
A defeat to Chelsea in front of 73,587 people followed by frustrating draws against Burnley and Swansea have meant Spurs have got off to a far from ideal start to their season at the national stadium, but will fancy their chances of getting a first home league win on the board against struggling Bournemouth, who currently sit 19th in the table after picking up only four points from their opening seven games.
The club’s record 85,512 attendance came against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League last season, and while Spurs are unlikely to match that crowd they could become the first side to break the 80,000 barrier in a Premier League game.
In contrast to their wobbles on home turf, Spurs have been rampant on the road and four wins from four away matches has seen them climb up to third in the table to establish themselves as nearest challengers to the Manchester clubs threatening to make the title hunt a two horse race.
They were handed a double fitness boost this week, with both Danny Rose and Erik Lamela returning to first team training after lengthy absences with knee and hip injuries respectively, although Saturday’s record-breaking game will come too soon for the pair.