4-2-3-1: Pochettino To Make 9 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs Crystal Palace

By on February 23, 2018

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Tottenham will be looking to keep the pressure on the top four with a win when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris is expected to be recalled after being rested for the FA Cup draw at Rochdale last weekend so Michel Vorm is set to drop back to the bench.

Defence: Toby Alderweireld is a doubt for the trip to Selhurst Park after aggravating a hamstring injury in training yesterday so Davinson Sanchez is expected to be recalled in defence.

Jan Vertonghen will also come back in to the side after being rested at Rochdale with Juan Foyth making way. Kieran Trippier could keep his place at right-back but Ben Davies should be recalled at left-back with Danny Rose dropping out.

Midfield: We should see changes in midfield too with Eric Dier pushing for a recall after being an unused substitute in the FA Cup clash last time out so Victor Wanyama could be the man to miss out.

Pochettino has described Mousa Dembele as one of the best players on the planet and the Belgian international should be recalled this weekend with Harry Winks making way.

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Attack: There should be plenty of changes in attack as Harry Kane is certain to come back in to the starting eleven after coming off the bench to score a late penalty against Rochdale.

Fernando Llorente will drop to the bench after another blank last time out while Dele Alli should replace Moussa Sissoko after also being named among the subs last weekend.

Lucas Moura opened his account for Tottenham following his January move from Paris Saint-Germain but the Brazilian attacker is likely to drop back to the bench on Sunday with Christian Eriksen recalled.

Heung-min Son could keep his place in attack – although Erik Lamela will be hoping for a recall so Pochettino has plenty of options to choose from.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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