Pochettino To Make 2 Changes To 3-4-2-1: Predicted Tottenham Line-Up vs Burnley

By on December 16, 2016

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Tottenham will be looking to close in on the top four of the Premier League when they take on Burnley at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris is Tottenham’s established first choice goalkeeper and one of the best in Europe so he’s almost certain to keep his place.

Defence: Pochettino switched to a back three for Wednesday night’s impressive 3-0 win over Hull City so the Argentinean coach may decide to stick with that system this weekend.

That would see Eric Dier continue alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen at the back with Kevin Wimmer offering an option from the bench. This back three complement eachother well and Alderweireld is the key as his excellent distribution from the back is important to Tottenham’s style of play.

Midfield: Mousa Dembele will face a late fitness test on a foot injury which has troubled him for much of the season but I don’t think we’ll see Pochettino rush the Belgian international back in to action with a busy festive period coming up.

So we could see Dele Alli alongside Victor Wanyama in central midfield on Sunday – although Harry Winks is an option if Pochettino wants to mix things up. Kyle Walker should continue in the right wing-back position but Pochettino may decide to give Danny Rose a rest with Ben Davies coming in on the left side.

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Attack: Erik Lamela has once again been ruled out as he’s not yet fit enough to return from a long-term hip injury but we could see Heung-min Son come back in to the attack with Moussa Sissoko dropping out.

Christian Eriksen bagged a brace in midweek so the Danish international will be looking to continue his recent form when he once again supports Harry Kane in attack.  Vincent Janssen could be back in the squad after returning to training following an ankle injury but he’ll have to make do with a place on the bench even if he’s passed fit.

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

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