Pochettino To Make 6 Changes: Predicted Tottenham Line-Up vs CSKA Moscow

By on December 6, 2016

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to avoid defeat and secure their place in the Europa League when they take on CSKA Moscow at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: The Spurs boss is expected to make plenty of changes but he may choose to keep Hugo Lloris between the sticks to give the team that added security in goal.

Defence: Pochettino has confirmed that while Toby Alderweireld is back in contention after finally recovering from a knee injury that’s kept him out for 10 games but the Spurs manager is unlikely to rush the Belgian international back for this game so I think he’ll be among the substitutes.

Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker could get a rest with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kieran Trippier coming in to the back four but Danny Rose may keep his place at left-back with Ben Davies ruled out. Kevin Wimmer could also get another chance to impress at the back.

Midfield: That would allow Eric Dier to move back in to midfield and give Victor Wanyama a well-earned breather while youngster Harry Winks could come back in to the midfield with Mousa Dembele given a rest.

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Attack: There should be changes in attack as Spurs are already out of the Champions League and only need to avoid defeat to bottom club CSKA to secure third a place in the table and qualify for the Europa League.

Moussa Sissoko should get a chance to impress after a disappointing start to life in north London while youngster Josh Onomah could come in to the attack along with Dele Alli.

Christian Eriksen is expected to get a rest while Erik Lamela remains out with a hip injury and has travelled back to Argentina due to family reasons. With Vincent Janssen also ruled out with an ankle injury, Pochettino may have to deploy Heung-min Son as a striker if he wants to give Harry Kane a rest.

Here is how I think we’ll see Spurs line-up:

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One Comment

  1. ATLSpur

    December 6, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    I would love to see Marcus Edwards get a start in our attacking midfield. Give Alli a break if needed. Son would be good up top for this match.

    CCV and Wimmer would be swapped since CCV is right footed and KW is left footed.

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