Pochettino Makes 6 Changes: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Face Chelsea

By on February 27, 2015

Tottenham Hotspur will face-off against London rivals Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday afternoon in the final of the Capital One Cup. Here is the starting eleven I think Mauricio Pochettino will select:

Goalkeeper: Pochettino has a huge decision to make in goal as Michel Vorm has been the keeper during the previous rounds of the COC but I have a feeling we might see regular No.1 Hugo Lloris start between the sticks on Sunday.

Defence: The Argentinean coach is likely to make some changes from the side that lost 2-0 to Fiorentina in the Europa League last night with Danny Rose expected to come in at left-back while Kyle Walker should also be recalled on the right. Federico Fazio may be the slight favourite ahead of Eric Dier to start alongside Jan Vertonghen in the middle of defence.

Midfield: Ryan Mason is another who’s expected to be recalled after being rested in midweek with the youngster starting alongside Nabil Bentaleb in midfield. Mousa Dembele could also come back in to start just ahead of the duo to offer more protection against a dangerous Chelsea attack in the middle of the park.

Attack: Harry Kane is almost certain to replace Roberto Soldado up front after the Spaniard had a night to forget in Europe last time out. Christian Eriksen should keep his place in attack while I think we’ll see Andros Townsend come in for Erik Lamela on the right wing.

Here’s how I think Spurs will line-up against Chelsea:

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What do you think? What team would you select for the game?

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One Comment

  1. sybrian

    February 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Dier instead of Fazio

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