Pochettino Makes 9 Changes: Team News & Predicted Tottenham Line-Up vs Sunderland

By on January 30, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a win when they take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday night.

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

Goalkeeper: The Argentinean coach is set to make wholesale changes to his side that edged past Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday with Hugo Lloris coming back in for Michel Vorn in goal.

Defence: Toby Alderweireld missed the FA Cup win with a minor hamstring injury that he suffered against Manchester City last week but Pochettino has confirmed the Belgian international will return to the back three tomorrow.

Jan Vertonghen is making good progress in his recovery from an ankle injury but this game comes too soon so Kevin Wimmer could keep his place at the back alongside Eric Dier with youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers dropping out.

Midfield: Kieran Tripper put in a solid display in the FA Cup win but he has been ruled out with a knock so Kyle Walker will come back in on the right wing while Danny Rose has recovered from a minor knee problem to replace Ben Davies on the left.

Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele were rested against Wycombe but they will come back in to the middle of the park with Moussa Sissoko and youngster Harry Winks missing out.

Attack: There should also be changes in attack with Dele Alli set to get a recall after coming off the bench to inspire Tottenham’s comeback win at the weekend while Christian Eriksen should also resume his spot in the front three.

Youngsters Josh Onomah and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou will make way after disappointing performances on Saturday while Harry Kane will come back in up front after missing the Wycombe game with a minor groin problem. Hueng -min Son may feel unfortunate to miss out after scoring two crucial goals at the weekend.

Here is what Pochettino told the clubs Twitter account on the latest team news:

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

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One Comment

  1. Mad Dog Mulcahy

    January 30, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Phew great news on Toby and Kane – hope Verts gets fit for our match against Liverpool on 11th Feb – any idea where is Lamela – could have used him against City and will need him against ‘pool no doubt.

    like the 3:4:3 formation – we should have used this in CL at Wembley where the pitch was wider as well. COYS!

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