Pochettino To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Tottenham XI vs Bournemouth
Tottenham take on AFC Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:
Tottenham will look to maintain their recent form when they take on AFC Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.
Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Number one goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is expected to once again start between the sticks with Michel Vorm on the bench.
Defence: Pochettino may resist the temptation to rest any of his key defenders ahead of next week’s huge Champions League group stage showdown against Real Madrid.
Therefore, I expect Belgian duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld to once again be joined by Davinson Sanchez in the back three this weekend.
Midfield: Serge Aurier missed the 4-0 win at Huddersfield Town before the international break due to suspension but the full-back could make a return to action on Saturday with Keiran Trippier dropping out.
Danny Rose has stepped-up his recovery from a long-term knee injury but he’s still well short of match fitness so Ben Davies should continue to deputise on the left.
Moussa Dembele and Victor Wanyama are set to miss out with ankle and knee injuries respectively so Harry Winks could keep his place alongside Eric Dier in the middle of the park.
Attack: Dele Alli won’t be available for the trip to Madrid due to his European suspension so he’s expected to start against Bournemouth this weekend.
However, Pochettino may decide to give Christian Eriksen a breather meaning Heung-min Son may get a start in attack – although Moussa Sissoko is another option for the Spurs boss.
Erik Lamela is back in light training as he looks to return from a long-term hip problem but this game comes too soon for the Argentinean international.
Pochettino may be tempted to give Fernando Llorente a run-out but it’s virtually impossible to rest Harry Kane given the form he’s in so I expect the England skipper will once again lead the line up front.
Here is how I think Spurs will line-up:
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