Duo Ruled Out As Poch Makes 3 Key Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs West Ham

By on October 18, 2018

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Tottenham will be looking to continue their good form with another positive result against West Ham on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris made a successful return from a thigh injury before the international break so the Frenchman will continue between the sticks this weekend with either Paulo Gazzaniga or Michel Vorm as back-up from the bench.

Defence: Tottenham will have to make do without Jan Vertonghen once again as the Belgian international isn’t due to return from his hamstring injury until December so Davinson Sanchez should continue alongside Toby Alderweireld in the middle of defence.

Serge Aurier is pushing for a recall after returning to full fitness but Pochettino may stick with Kieran Trippier at right-back while Ben Davies should come in at left-back with Danny Rose ruled out with a groin injury that he suffered earlier this month.

Midfield: Mousa Dembele is back in contention after recovering from a thigh injury and the classy Belgian star could be handed a recall in the middle of the park. Harry Winks could be the man to make way despite his impressive form of late as Eric Dier is likely to keep his place in midfield against the Hammers.

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Victor Wanyama is a doubt after picking up a knock during the international break but Christian Eriksen is available for selection after returning to full training following an abdominal injury. The Dane is likely to be recalled this weekend so Moussa Sissoko should make way.

Attack: Pochettino confirmed today that Dele Alli remains on the sidelines for at least another week so Tottenham will have to make-do without the goal-scoring attacking midfielder against West Ham.

Heung-min Son should keep his place in the attack this weekend and Lucas Moura will be hoping to retain his position ahead of Erik Lamela after an impressive start to the new campaign.

Harry Kane has been getting back to his best form in recent games and played well for England during the international break so he’s certain to lead the line up front at the London Stadium.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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