Pochettino To Make 2 Key Changes: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI vs Man Utd

By on May 12, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur will hope to still have a chance at winning the Premier League title when they host Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris is undoubtedly Tottenham’s No.1 and unless he suffers a late injury the French skipper should once again keep goal on Sunday with Michel Vorm on the bench.

Defence: Pochettino has been playing a flat back four recently but he may revert to a back three which has been his preferred formation in the games against the other ‘big 6’ this season.

That would see Eric Dier dropping back from midfield to line-up alongside Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen this weekend.

Midfield:  With Dier back in defence it will allow Moussa Dembele to get a recall in midfield after spending the last two games on the bench so the Belgian international could resume his role alongside Victor Wanyama.

Danny Rose returned to full training earlier this week following over four months on the sidelines with a knee injury but he’s not ready to return just yet so Ben Davies should continue on the left.

Kyle Walker’s future at White Hart Lane is in doubt amid speculation of a rift with Pochettino over his ability to play three games a week so I think we’ll see the England international back on the bench after starting against West Ham. Kieran Trippier will therefore come in on the right.

Attack: Even if Chelsea do secure the title tonight, Spurs still need a positive result against United to secure second so I don’t see Pochettino making many changes this weekend.

Dele Alli will be looking to continue his fine form while Christian Eriksen has also been one of Tottenham’s best players this season so the duo will continue to support the attack.

Hueng-min Son is the man most likely to make way due to the formation switch as Harry Kane will continue to lead the line up front as he goes looking for goals to boost his chances of winning the Golden Boot.

Here is how I think Spurs will line-up:

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