4-3-3: Kane Out As Poch Makes 10 Changes | Expected Tottenham Line-Up vs Watford

By on September 26, 2018

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to book their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup when they entertain Watford at the Stadium MK this evening. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Tottenham will continue to be without Hugo Lloris due to a thigh injury while back-up Michel Vorm is also out after missing the Brighton game with a knee problem so as Paulo Gazzaniga will continue to deputise in goal.

Defence: Pochettino is expected to ring the changes in defence with Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose all rested after playing the full ninety minutes at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

Serge Aurier should come in at right-back while Ben Davies is likely to replace Rose on the left as Pochettino continues to rotate his full-backs. Davinson Sanchez is almost certain to get a recall in the middle of defence while youngster Juan Foyth could get a rare chance to impress at the back.

Midfield: Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele are expected to be rested so Victor Wanyama is set for a recall in midfield after falling out of favour this season while Harry Winks should get more minutes under his belt as he continues to work his way back to his best form following injury.

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Attack: Dele Alli made his return from a hamstring injury with a late substitute appearance against Brighton at the weekend so the England international could be handed a start tonight in order to help build up his match fitness.

Heung-min Son is expected to be given a breather as he’s played a lot of football lately having represented South Korea at the Asian Games while Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura could also drop out as Pochettino looks to give his fringe players some game time.

Erik Lamela is pushing for a recall in attack while Moussa Sissoko could get the nod ahead of Georges-Kevin Nkoudou after recovering from a hamstring injury that’s kept him out in recent weeks.

Harry Kane has not looked 100 percent so far this season so this is the ideal time for Pochettino to give his star man a rest. Fernando Llorente has struggled to make an impact since joining Spurs so he’ll be looking to impress this evening if given the chance.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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