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4-2-3-1: Pochettino To Make 6 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs Brighton

Tottenham will be looking to close-in on the top three when they take on Brighton this evening. Here is the side we think Pochettino will select

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to close-in on the top three when they take on Brighton at the Amex Stadium this evening.

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

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris would have been disappointed to concede three goals against Man City at the weekend but he’ll obviously still keep his place between the sticks tonight.

Defence: Pochettino is expected to rotate his starting eleven ahead of the FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United on Saturday evening so Serge Aurier should come in for Kieran Trippier at right-back.

The Spurs boss has confirmed Toby Alderweireld will be recalled to the squad so the Belgian international could make his first Premier League start of 2018 having lost his first team place.

Davinson Sanchez is likely to be the man to make way with Jan Vertonghen keeping his place while Ben Davies could start at right-back again as Danny Rose is still out with a calf injury.

Midfield: Mousa Dembele is expected to be rested ahead of the Man Utd clash so Moussa Sissoko could come in to make a rare start in midfield with Harry Winks still unavailable.


Eric Dier may also get a breather to protect him for the FA Cup semi-final so Victor Wanyama is likely to start in the holding midfield role tonight.

Attack: Ideally Pochettino would protect Harry Kane but the striker is gunning for the Golden Boot so I think we’ll see the England international start up front against Brighton.

Dele Alli could be rested while Erik Lamela is likely to drop out after starting against Man City at the weekend so Heung-min Son should be recalled in attack.

Christian Eriksen could keep his place but Lucas Moura may get a rare chance to impress in attack this evening.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:



  1. Phil

    April 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Lloris needs dropping for a game to show him he is dropable.
    Kane needs a rest, he’s off pace.

    I know 100% that it won’t be this team but I’d like to see (with the semi final in mind)


    Alderweireld Foyth Vertonghan

    Aurier Dier Sissoko Rose (or KWP)

    Lamela Moura


    If the game is going away from us can bring on Kane, Alli, Eriksen or Son if needed and go to a back 4.

    Against Utd


    Alderweireld Sanchez Jan

    Trippier Wanyama Dembele Davies

    Alli Eriksen


    Son to come on in 2nd half and go to a back 4 to stretch Utd more.

    Lloris has made several big errors and we’ve also started too slow and often fallen behind in games, hense why I think a back 3 will be a good idea for a game or 2

    Toby may be out of favour but needs to be given a chance, either to help him stay with the team next season and beyond or to show other teams there’s no big issue and we are desperate to sell!

    • Phil

      April 17, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Should be not desperate to sell

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