Tottenham Team News & Predicted Line-Up: Key Trio To Miss Newcastle Clash

By on April 17, 2015

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Tottenham Hotspur will look to get their season back on track when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon. Here is the latest team news and the starting eleven I think Mauricio Pochettino will select:

Goalkeeper: The Spurs boss confirmed this afternoon that Hugo Lloris remains a major doubt with a leg injury that he picked up earlier this month. The French international will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness but Michel Vorm is on stand-by to continue in goal.

Defence: Kyle Walker is also still struggling to be fit after suffering an ankle injury against Burnley two weeks ago so Vlad Chiriches could continue at right-back with Danny Rose expected to keep his place on the left.

Jan Vertonghen is the third key player who faces a late fitness test after missing the defeat to Aston Villa through illness. Federico Fazio will continue to deputise at the back if the Belgian defender is ruled out.

Midfield: Spurs were disappointing against Villa but I don’t see Pochettino making wholesale changes so Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb are likely to continue together in midfield as they’ve forged an excellent partnership this season. The likes of Mousa Dembele and Etienne Capoue remain out-of-favour.

Attack: Harry Kane is certain to keep his place up front despite drawing a blank in his last two games while Christian Eriksen is another who’s assured of his place in the team despite a disappointing showing against Villa. However, Andros Townsend could make way for Erik Lamela but Nacer Chadli should keep his place in attack.

Here’s how I think Spurs will line-up for the game:

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

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3 Comments

  1. spudworthy

    April 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    No to Chiriches, he takes too many chances

  2. Tommy

    April 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Can see how you can say Mason and Bentaleb have formed an excellent Partnership, I actually believe our performances started to decline once Bentaleb walked straight back into the team from the Afcon.
    Mason looked far more effective working alongside Stambouli they shared the load in the middle, Bentaleb does not shield the defence gets barged of the ball easily antihistamines passing on the whole is sterile and more noticeable is how many blind short passes he makes that have been intercepted.
    His against Utd was woeful and should never of been allowed anywhere near the squad after that now we here of a new contract should drop him and get rid.

  3. telboy

    April 18, 2015 at 1:39 am

    couldent agree more why oh why keepplaying bentaleb all aggression no quality stamboli would I think fit really good with mason sorry pooch your beginning to show your weakness with all these bad results you should be changing things around why buy players you have given bentaleb plenty of time so lets try the other squad players

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