4-2-3-1: Pochettino To Make 5 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs Swansea

By on March 15, 2018

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Tottenham will be looking to book their place in the semi finals of the FA Cup when they take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: The Spurs boss has used Michel Vorm throughout the previous rounds so I expect the Dutchman to get a recall with Hugo Lloris dropping out.

Defence: Toby Alderweireld is back in training this week after recovering from a hamstring injury but this game is likely to come too soon as I don’t think Pochettino will rush him back. Therefore, Davinson Sanchez should continue alongside Jan Vertonghen in the middle of the back four.

However, Pochettino is expected to stick with his policy of rotating his full-backs so we should see Kieran Tripper come in for Serge Aurier at right-back while Ben Davies could start on the left.

Midfield: Victor Wanyama started during the win over Bournemouth last weekend but I think Eric Dier will come back in to the midfield on Saturday.

Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko are pushing for recalls but I think we’ll see Mousa Dembele keep his place in the middle of the park.

Attack: Tottenham will have to make do without Harry Kane as the striker has been ruled out for around a month after damaging ankle ligaments at Bournemouth last week.

Fernando Llorente will be hoping to feature against his former club but Hueng-min Son is being tipped to start up front after scoring another two fine goals last time out. That means there could be a recall for Erik Lamela to the attack, although Lucas Moura is also an option for Pochettino.

Dele Alli was back among the goals last weekend so the youngster should keep his place while Christian Eriksen is also expected to start in attack against Swansea.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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2 Comments

  1. J I HURST

    March 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    i would be unhappy to not see moura play if we wont give him amy game time why did we sign him

  2. spurred-on

    March 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    @JI Hurst:I agree entirely. Moura has proved his worth and fitness already and deserves to play in this match. His speed and dribbling could be vital in unlocking a tight Swansea defence. Also, he’ll start feeling a bit miffed if he doesn’t get more game time (he’s expressed his feelings on that matter after languishing on the sidelines at PSG). I’d play him ahead of Lamela.

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