Key Duo Return As Pochettino Makes 5 Changes | Expected Tottenham XI vs Leicester

By on December 7, 2018

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Tottenham will be looking to cement their position in the top four with a win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: I don’t think there can be much debate over who will start in goal tomorrow night as despite the encouraging form of Paulo Gazzaniga at times this season, Hugo Lloris is expected to retain the gloves against Leicester.

Defence: Tottenham have suffered a blow with the news that Juan Foyth will miss the game due to a minor hamstring injury while Davinson Sanchez is also still on the sidelines with his own hamstring complaint.  However, Jan Vertonghen is back in contention after serving a one-match ban in midweek so he should be recalled alongside Toby Alderweireld.

Kieran Trippier has been ruled out of the trip to Leicester after aggravating a niggling groin injury during the win over Southampton on Wednesday night so Serge Aurier is set to return at right-back. Danny Rose made his comeback in midweek after returning to full fitness but I think Ben Davies will be recalled at left-back tomorrow night.

Midfield: Pochettino is likely to rotate his squad with one eye on the huge Champions League clash with Barcelona next week but he’ll have to continue without the services of Mousa Dembele as he’s still nursing an ankle injury while Victor Wanyama is out with an on-going knee problem.


Moussa Sissoko is pushing for a recall after being rested against Southampton so he could come in to replace Christian Eriksen as the Danish international is likely to be given a breather ahead of Barcelona. Eric Dier and Harry Winks could keep their places in the midfield three.

Attack: Pochettino would ideally like to freshen things up in attack but his options have been limited with the news that Erik Lamela has been ruled out with a thigh injury – although the Argentinean international may return for the Barca game.

Heung-min Son could find himself rested for the Champions League clash so Dele Alli may be recalled having been left on the bench against Southampton in midweek.

Lucas Moura could keep his place in attack after scoring against the Saints while Harry Kane is expected to once again lead the line up front and Pochettino will be praying he doesn’t pick up an injury ahead of the Barca trip.

Here is how I expect Spurs to line-up:

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