3-4-2-1: Pochettino To Make 7 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs APOEL

By on December 5, 2017

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Tottenham will be looking to finish the Champions League group stages on a high when they take on APOEL at Wembley on Wednesday night.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris didn’t train with the squad today so the skipper is expected to be rested tomorrow with Michel Vorm coming in between the sticks.

Defence: Toby Alderweireld remains on the sidelines with a serious hamstring injury that could keep him out until after the New Year while Eric Dier is going to be rested after not training today.

Davinson Sanchez should keep his place at the back as he’s facing a three-match domestic ban following his dismissal against Watford so it makes sense for him to play in Europe.

Young summer signing Juan Foyth could therefore be in-line to make a rare start at the back with Jan Vertonghen likely to keep his place in the back three.

Midfield: Pochettino is set to once again rotate his full-backs with Serge Aurier coming in for Kieran Trippier while Danny Rose should get another chance to build on his match fitness in the left wing-back position.

Harry Winks was only deemed fit enough for a place on the bench at the weekend due to illness so he should get a recall tomorrow with Moussa Sissoko also pushing for a start in midfield.

Moussa Dembele is unlikely to be risked so the Belgian international may drop to the bench while Victor Wanyama remains unavailable due to a long-term knee injury.

Attack: Pochettino is set to rotate his squad with Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane expected to be rested after not taking part in training this afternoon.

Hueng-min Son should keep his place in attack while Fernando Llorente is expected to get a recall and make a rare start up front in the absence of Kane.

Pochettino confirmed at his press conference this afternoon that Dele Alli is fresh and will start against APOEL having missed the first three group games through suspension.

Unfortunately, Erik Lamela won’t be able to build on his match fitness tomorrow as he’s not eligible to play having been left out of the Champions League squad but several youngsters are expected to be named on the bench.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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