Pochettino Makes 3 Changes: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI vs Bournemouth

By on April 13, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to keep the pressure on Chelsea when they take on Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris returned in goal for last weekend’s win over Watford having missed the 3-1 victory at Swansea so the Frenchman is expected to continue between the sticks this weekend.

Defence: Pochettino is likely to switch to his preferred back three on Saturday with Eric Dier moving back alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in defence having filled-in in midfield for the last two games.

Midfield: With Dier slotting back in to defence, Victor Wanyama can be restored in the middle of the part after recovering from a back injury that’s hampered him in recent games.

Moussa Dembele is expected to keep his place alongside the Kenyan powerhouse but Harry Winks has been ruled out for the season with an ankle injury.

Danny Rose is set to return to light training next week as he looks to make his return from knee ligament problems later this month but Ben Davies will continue on the left while Kyle Walker should come in for Kieran Trippier on the right.

Attack: Harry Kane is set to return up front after making his comeback from the bench last weekend having made a swift recovery from an ankle injury. Vincent Janssen is the man to make way.

Dele Alli continued his fine form against Watford and will be looking to celebrate his nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award with another stand-out performance this weekend.

Christian Eriksen is expected to retain his place in attack so Heung-min Son may have to make do with a place on the bench but Erik Lamela is out for the rest of the season following hip surgery.

Here is how I think Spurs will line-up:

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