Pochettino Forced In To Reshuffle: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI vs Leicester

By on May 17, 2017

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Tottenham will look to end the season on a positive note when they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night.

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

Goalkeeper: The Spurs boss isn’t expected to make wholesale changes to his team despite the club being guaranteed to finish second in the table so Hugo Lloris should continue between the sticks tomorrow.

Defence: Pochettino has problems at right-back as Kyle Walker has been ruled out with an ankle injury while Kieran Trippier suffered concussion during the win over Manchester United on Sunday.

Therefore, Pochettino has hinted he’ll be forced to change formation which probably means he’ll revert to a back three with Eric Dier dropping in to the defence following a stint in midfield.

Kevin Wimmer is another option but I think Pochettino will go with Dier alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

Midfield:  With Dier back in defence it means there is a void to fill in midfield. Pochettino has revealed that Moussa Dembele has been carrying a foot injury for several weeks so the Belgian international won’t be risked from the start tomorrow.

With Harry Winks also out for the rest of the season, we could see Moussa Sissoko given a rare start alongside Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park.

Danny Rose is out for several more weeks after undergoing further surgery on his knee so Ben Davies should continue on the left but with Walker and Trippier out it’s going to be interesting to see who start on the right.

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Hueng-min Son has been used occasionally in the wing-back role this season so we could see the South Korean given a run-out against the Foxes.

Attack: Pochettino could given Vincent Janssen a chance up front but with Harry Kane chasing the Golden Boot, I think the England international will continue to lead the line tomorrow night.

Dele Alli will be looking to continue his fine form while Christian Eriksen is also expected to retain his place in attack following another impressive campaign.

Here is how I think Spurs will line-up:

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