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Pochettino To Make 3 Changes: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Face Sunderland

Tottenham entertain Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Tottenham will look to get over their disappointing Champions League defeat to Monaco when they entertain Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris returned to the starting eleven against Stoke last weekend after recovering from a hamstring injury and has shown no signs of discomfort so the Frenchman will continue between the sticks on Sunday.

Defence: Pochettino has confirmed that Danny Rose has once again been ruled out after failing to overcome a hamstring injury that he picked up during the international break earlier this month so Ben Davies will continue to deputise at left-back.

Otherwise, I think we’ll see a familiar back four with Jan Vertonghen continuing alongside Belgian team mate Toby Alderweireld in the middle of defence and Kyle Walker at right-back.

Midfield: Pochettino has hinted he’ll make some changes to freshen things up and I expect Victor Wanyama to get a recall after being left on the bench against Monaco in midweek.

The Kenyan international should partner Eric Dier in the middle of the park – although Mousa Dembele is back in contention after completing his suspension last weekend.

Attack: Mousa Sissoko could make his full debut for the club by replacing Erik Lamela in attack while Pochettino may decide to try Harry Kane behind Vincent Janssen as he did earlier in the season.

Christian Eriksen should keep his place in attack but Dele Alli and Hueng-min Son may see themselves dropping to the bench if Pochettino does end up mixing things up.

Here is how I think we’ll see Spurs line-up:

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. vic sheret

    September 16, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Dembele not Wanyama and Lamela on the right all day long

  2. Chazza

    September 17, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Why on earth would we need two defensive Centre Midfielders against Sunderland? Dembele will start.
    Please explain why Eriksen should “keep his place in attack”.
    You obviously didn’t watch the Monaco game.
    I doubt Alli will be on the bench as he was arguably the best of a bad bunch, of which Eriksen was close to the worst.

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