Pochettino To Make 2 Key Changes: Predicted Tottenham XI vs Swansea

By on September 14, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur get back to Premier League action following their superb win over Borussia Dortmund when they take on Swansea at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris is firmly established as Tottenham’s No.1 so he’s certain to continue between the sticks on Saturday unless he picks up a late injury.

Defence: Davinson Sanchez has made a hugely impressive start to life in North London following his summer move from Ajax so I expect he’ll retain his place on Saturday.

The Colombian international should therefore continue alongside regulars Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in the back three.

Midfield: Serge Aurier was excellent on his full debut for Tottenham against Dortmund last night but Pochettino may give the Ivory Coast international a breather this weekend.

That would see Kieran Trippier return at right-back while Ben Davies is expected to keep his place on the left in the absence of the injured Danny Rose.

Eric Dier should continue in the middle of the park with Victor Wanyama still missing due to a knee injury while Moussa Dembele should keep his place in midfield – although Moussa Sissoko or Harry Winks are options if Pochettino wants to give the Belgian a rest.

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Attack: Dele Alli missed the thrilling 3-1 victory over Dortmund last night after starting his three-match European suspension but he’ll be available for selection in the Premier League this weekend.

I expect the youngster to get a recall in attack meaning Heung-min Son is the man most likely to make way as Christian Eriksen should keep his place.

Harry Kane bagged two more goals against Dortmund and while Pochettino may be tempted to give his key man a rest and play Fernando Llorente against his former club, it will be difficult to leave Kane out right now.

Here is how I think Spurs will line-up:

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