3-4-2-1: Pochettino To Make 3 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs West Brom

By on November 23, 2017

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Tottenham will get back to Premier League action following their Champions League exploits when they entertain West Bromwich Albion at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris is one of the first names on the team sheet so the French international is certain to keep his place between the sticks this weekend.

Defence: Spurs will continue to be without Toby Alderweireld as the Belgian international has been ruled out until Christmas due to a hamstring injury.

Eric Dier is likely to drop in to the back three alongside Jan Vertonghen and summer signing Davinson Sanchez – who continues to impress following his move from Ajax.

Danny Rose was back in the starting eleven against Dortmund in midweek but I think we’ll see him drop out with Ben Davies coming back in on the left side.

As has been the case in Europe this season, Serge Aurier started in the right wing-back position on Tuesday night but again I can see Pochettino rotating his full-backs with Kieran Trippier being recalled.

Midfield: Mousa Dembele was left out of Tottenham’s starting eleven in the Champions League so the Belgian international is pushing for a recall in the middle of the park – although Moussa Sissoko is another option for Spurs.

Harry Winks made a successful return to action following a minor ankle injury so the England international should keep his place in midfield with Victor Wanyama continuing to nurse a knee injury which could keep him out until the New Year.

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Attack: Harry Kane was back among the goals against Dortmund so the England star appears to be getting back to full fitness following a knee injury and I expect he’ll once again lead the line up front this weekend.

Dele Alli was also showing his best form again in midweek following a disappointing display against Arsenal so the 21-year-old will be hoping to retain his place in attack alongside Christian Eriksen.

Heung-min Son scored against Dortmund but a slight formation change could see him dropping out this weekend. Erik Lamela could be on the bench for the first time in over a year after finally recovering from a hip injury. A late decision will be made after training on Friday.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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