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

By on January 1, 2018


Tottenham will look to close-in on the top four with a win when they take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.

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 Frenchman will once again lead Tottenham out with Michel Vorm on the bench.

Defence: Pochettino is expected to rotate his full-backs once again with Kieran Trippier coming in for Serge Aurier at right back while Ben Davies should replace Danny Rose at left back.

Toby Alderweireld remains out with a long-term hamstring injury so Davinson Sanchez should once again start alongside Jan Vertonghen in the middle of defence.

Midfield: Harry Winks is expected to get a recall in midfield after making a full recovery from a minor ankle injury with Mousa Dembele the man most likely to make way.

Victor Wanyama will be hoping to get some minutes under his belt as he looks to step-up his recovery from a long-term knee problem but a place on the bench is probably the best he can hope for.

Therefore, Eric Dier is set to continue in the defensive midfield role at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow night.


Attack: Harry Kane is expected to be passed fit to start despite missing training recently with illness so he should lead the line up front. If Pochettino doesn’t risk Kane from the start then Fernando Llorente is on stand-by to face his former club.

Erik Lamela is pushing for a recall as he looks to continue to build on his match fitness having recently returned from a year on the sidelines but the Argentinean international is expected to be named among the substitutes.

That should mean Hueng-min Son keeping his place in attack along with Dele Alli while Christian Eriksen will also be hoping to retain his position after another impressive show during the 5-2 win over Southampton on Boxing Day.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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