Quartet Ruled Out As Pochettino Makes 5 Changes | Expected Tottenham Line-Up vs PSV
Tottenham need a win when they welcome PSV to Wembley for their Champions League group stage clash on Tuesday night. Here is our predicted line-up
Tottenham Hotspur desperately need a win when they welcome PSV Eindhoven to Wembley for their crucial Champions League group stage clash on Tuesday night.
Spurs have played a lot of games in quick succession in recent weeks so we’re expected Mauricio Pochettino to freshen things up from the side that beat Wolves on Saturday night. Here is the side we think the Tottenham boss will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Number One Hugo Lloris is suspended after being sent off in the reverse fixture last month so Pochettino has a decision to make in goal. Paulo Gazzaniga did very well while Lloris was out injured recently so he’s expected to be given the nod tomorrow ahead of Michel Vorm.
Defence: Juan Foyth has been impressing over the past two games but the young South American defender isn’t eligible to feature in the group stages of the Champions League so Davinson Sanchez is expected to be recalled alongside Toby Alderweireld. Jan Vertonghen remains out with a long-term hamstring injury.
Pochettino may give Kieran Trippier a breather with Serge Aurier recalled at right-back but Ben Davies should continue at left-back with Danny Rose still unavailable due to a groin injury that’s hampered him over the past month.
Midfield: Pochettino has problems in midfield. Mousa Dembele was forced off with an ankle injury at the weekend and he’s been ruled out tomorrow while Victor Wanyama has also been ruled out with a knee injury – although Pochettino is hopeful he’ll be back at the weekend.
With Eric Dier also sidelined with a thigh problem it means Moussa Sissoko is expected to line-up alongside Harry Winks in the middle of the park. Christian Eriksen is set for a recall in the attacking midfield role after being rested at the weekend.
Attack: Dele Alli wasn’t risked against Wolves on Saturday but Pochettino has confirmed the attacking midfielder is available for selection against PSV. However, he may only be named on the bench as Alli isn’t fully match fit having only recently returned from a niggling hamstring injury.
Hueng-min Son is expected to be recalled in attack after being named on the bench at the weekend but it will be interesting to see who Pochettino picks between Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura. Both are in fine form and found the back of the net against Wolves but I think Lamela might get the nod.
Harry Kane scored what turned out to be the winning goal against Wolves and the England international is certain to keep his place up front with Fernando Llorente once again on the bench.
Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:
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