Key Man Returns As Pochettino Makes 5 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs Southampton
Tottenham take on Southampton at Wembley on Wednesday night. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:
Tottenham will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they take on Southampton at Wembley on Wednesday night. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris will have been disappointed to have conceded four goals during the defeat at the Emirates but the Frenchman is certain to keep his place between the sticks tomorrow night. Paulo Gazzaniga should keep his place on the bench ahead of Michel Vorm.
Defence: Jan Vertonghen is suspended for the visit of Southampton after being sent off against Arsenal so Toby Alderweireld is expected to be recalled after being controversially left out on Sunday. Youngster Juan Foyth struggled at times in the North London Derby but the South American is still likely to retain his place as Davinson Sanchez remains out with a hamstring injury.
However, Spurs have been handed a boost as Kieran Trippier is back in contention after recovering from a groin problem so he should replace Serge Aurier at right-back. Danny Rose is also pushing for a recall after returning to full fitness so Pochettino may take the opportunity to give Ben Davies a well-earned rest.
Midfield: Tottenham will continue to be without Mousa Dembele as the midfielder is still a few weeks away from returning from an ankle ligament injury while Victor Wanyama is also still on the sidelines with a knee problem.
Moussa Sissoko has done well in recent games but Sunday was just a step too far for the Frenchman so Pochettino may opt to recall Harry Winks alongside Eric Dier on Wednesday night.
Christian Eriksen will have been disappointed by his performance against the Gunners but the Danish international could still retain his place and he may be deployed in a deep midfield position.
Attack: The Tottenham attack offered very little during the second half of the North London Derby so Pochettino may be tempted to freshen things up against the Saints.
However, his options are limited by the fact that Erik Lamela remains out through injury so Lucas Moura may be the man to come in after he was benched against Arsenal.
Hueng-min Son could be the man to make way with Dele Alli keeping his place while Harry Kane is almost certain to lead the line up front once again tomorrow night.
Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:
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