Pochettino Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Face Hull

By on November 21, 2014
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Tottenham Hotspur get back to Premier League action when they take on Hull City at the KC Stadium on Sunday afternoon. This is the line-up we think Mauricio Pochettino will select:

Goalkeeper: No doubt Hugo Lloris will start this game in goal unless he picks up a late injury.

Defence: Kyle Walker is back in training but after over six months on the sidelines with a pelvic injury, he’s not going to be in contention for another few weeks. Kyle Naughton starts a two match ban following his sending off against Stoke so Eric Dier will start at right-back. Pochettino has hinted that Jan Vertonghen will continue on the bench with Federico Fazio preferred alongside Younes Kaboul. Danny Rose is expected to pass a late fitness test to start at left-back.

Midfield: Ryan Mason appears to have played his way into Pochettino’s starting eleven so he’s favourite ahead of Moussa Dembele, Benjamin Stambouli and Paulinho to start alongside Etienne Capoue in midfield.

Attack: Erik Lamela is set for a recall having been left out against Stoke as Andros Townsend is a major doubt for the game. Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli should keep their places in attack but Harry Kane may find himself back among the subs after failing to take his chance with a rare start in the league last time out. Emmanuel Adebayor could therefore come back in to the side.

So this is the line-up I think we’ll see Pochettino go with against Hull:

What do you think of the team? What side would you put out?

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8 Comments

  1. paul black

    November 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    If this is the team we will get beat and Poch is clueless

    • el_topo

      November 21, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      You are definitely right, but I fear this might be the team…

  2. Robbo

    November 22, 2014 at 4:40 am

    There is no facts or evidence behind this team selection.
    You can only assume that with the form, bad press and being lazy, Adebayor will not get in the starting line up.
    Why would he risk Rose when he has a capable left back to mitigate the risk, Davies.

    I don’t think we need Capoue in this game. He has been solid all season (nothign special though) but against Hull we’d be better off have 2 technical players, I don’t like Dembele but him and Mason would be better pairing.

    I can not imagine for one minute why Lamela would start. He has one good thing all season, THAT goal in the europa league. We have better options for his position.

    If we were sensible, we’d swap Dier and Kaboul around.
    Dier is naturally a centre back, not a right back. Although Kaboul is the same, he has previously played for us on the right back during his first spell at WHL and did really well there as he loves to run forward. He is fairly quick and actually has a good cross on him. He is too easily bullied at centre back, he is like a giant glass canon, so pushing out wide would allow a more solid Dier to take his role.

  3. Gazza

    November 22, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Gee , I just don’t get it…..we keep leaving Verts out , no wonder he will want to leave…he must look at Kaboul and think ” if the manager thinks he is a better player than me I might as well go ”
    Christ , Rose is the worst left back in the league….in fact when I was his age I was better than him !!!

  4. JOHNNY

    November 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    THIS IS A PATHETIC SELECTION TEAM TO PICK LLORIS KABOUL FAZIO DIER VERTONGHEN DAVIES LAMELA ERIKSEN STAMBOULI KANE ADEBYOR 5 X 3 X 2

  5. robin tillbrook

    November 22, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I agree withJOHNNY but soldado instead of adebyor

  6. Stoke Spur

    November 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Poch will pick the same old dross, we get another loss, and Levy may well sack another boss!

  7. Enorme Nuez

    November 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    The issue isn’t so much as the selection by the execution. One paper Spurs have great talent, expensive talent. What I’m mainly concern with is how these players perform collectively.

    Pochettino sets the team up somewhat correctly, with the available talent. However those who he has shown faith in, the ones that many expect to be the catalyst for the club have given below par performances. In my opinion he needs to choose either Eriksen or Lamela as his No. 10. Trying to incorporate both right now is not working and has been detrimental to the team.

    The players that Pochettino has selected as Captain and Vice-Captain, Kaboul and Adebayor have let the club down immensely. Given the choices, Lloris or Vertonghen, Kaboul hasn’t shown leadership material. Adebayor as a Vice-Captain had everyone scratching their heads. For me it was Lloris all the way as club Captain.

    Another problem I have seen thus far this season is that those playing in front of the fullbacks have offered zero support, defensively. For Spurs to have any chance, against any team, the defence is what Pochettino has to sort first and foremost.

    My choice for the Hull match:

    Lloris
    Dier, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies
    Capoue, Stambouli
    Lennon, Eriksen, Chadli
    Kane

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