Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Take On West Ham

By on October 4, 2013

Tottenham get back to Premier League action when they welcome London rivals West Ham to White Hart on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs warmed up for the game with a comfortable 2-0 away win to Anzhi in the Europa League on Thursday with boss Andre Villas-Boas making several changes to his side for that game.

Hugo Lloris, Kyle Walker and Moussa Dembele are the only three players expected to retain their places with Michael Dawson and Jan Vertonghen likely to be recalled in defence after being rested. Kyle Naughton played at left back against Chelsea last weekend and did an admirable job so should play once again with Danny Rose still unavailable.

Paulinho didn’t travel to Russia so is almost certain to start, as are Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson after making substitute appearances in midweek.

The big contentious point could be who starts up front. Roberto Soldado is yet to find his feet since making a big-money move from Valencia in the summer and Jermain Defoe has certainly given Villas-Boas food for thought with some goal-scoring display’s in Europe.

However, despite Defoe’s exploits in front of goal, it seems AVB prefers to stick with Soldado in the league so we expect the Spaniard to get the nod again this weekend. Here’s the eleven we think will start against the Hammers.

What do you think of the team? What would yours be?

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9 Comments

  1. hekko

    October 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    there’s no way that will be the team!!!

  2. Yid4ever1

    October 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    100 %
    That will be the 11

    • adelaide yid

      October 5, 2013 at 6:28 am

      only change I would make is start Lamela in place of Townsend. COYS

  3. Nick

    October 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I agree with “Spursfan”4ever1.

    The only change I can really see is if Rose is fit and ready to play.

  4. Gary De Forest

    October 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I would like to see Spurs go for it, going all out for once. They have all the advantages, so it must be 4 goals, at least. Not one goal first half, one goal second, and relax. What are they saving themselves for? — There’s a whole different team to take over for midweek games. Don’t know how Soldado is supposed to prove himself with Townsend, Sigurdsson and Paulinho all out for themselves to score!

    • Joe Camilleri

      October 5, 2013 at 8:34 am

      Totally agree. Soldado is not getting good balls from the players behind him – like you say, all are trying to make a name for themselves by having a go at goal themselves, and not trying to seek Soldado, who is the best finisher.

  5. mahi

    October 5, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I don’t think soldado wil get enof service 1ce again wit dis line up…. of course we r not conceding more goals wit this sort of line up but @ same time we r not scoring also…. hope avb wil solve our goal scoring problem somehow…..

  6. mahi

    October 5, 2013 at 4:02 am

    maybe holtby in for dembele- I’m 100% sure avb won’t do dis…

  7. Yid4ever1

    October 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Here’s an alternative
    Lloris
    Walker dawson chiriches vertongen
    Paulinho dembele sandro
    Erikson Holtby
    Soldado

    Feel sorry for Sigardson & Defoe etc but it’s a squad game and Soldado is doing his bit and the goals will come for him

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