20-Year-Old Starts As Pochettino Makes 9 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs West Ham
Tottenham take on West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:
Tottenham will be looking to book their place in the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup when they take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Wednesday. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Pochettino is expected to make plenty of changes to his starting eleven so we should see Paulo Gazzaniga coming back in to the side with Hugo Lloris given a rest.
Defence: Tottenham will continue to be without Jan Vertonghen as the Belgian international isn’t due to return from his hamstring injury until December while I think we’ll see Toby Alderweireld given a breather.
Juan Foyth should come in to the back four with the 20-year-old given a chance to impress alongside Davinson Sanchez while Kyle Walker-Peters could also get a rare start at left-back. Danny Rose remains injured so Pochettino will want to rest Ben Davies.
Kieran Trippier wasn’t at his best during the defeat to Manchester City so he’s likely to make way with Serge Aurier coming in at right-back tomorrow night.
Midfield: Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier are expected to be rested with only 48 hours separating this game from the Man City defeat. Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama are in-line for recalls while Dele Alli should get a start after making his comeback from injury with a cameo appearance off the bench on Monday night.
Attack: Pochettino is almost certain to give talisman Harry Kane a breather as it would be a huge risk to start the England international in a League Cup game so soon after playing ninety minutes against City.
Fernando Llorente is out-of-favour under Pochettino so the Spurs boss may opt to deploy Heung-min Son as a make-shift striker against the Hammers after he was only named on the bench last night.
Christian Eriksen was surprisingly benched against City so the Danish international could come back in to the starting eleven on Wednesday night with Lucas Moura given a rest.
Erik Lamela missed a huge chance to snatch a draw late on against City and the Argentinean international is expected to drop out tomorrow but Moussa Sissoko could keep his place in the starting eleven.
Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:
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