Stambouli Starts: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Take On Sunderland

By on September 11, 2014

Premier League action returns this weekend after the international break as Tottenham take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon. Here is our predicted line-up.

Goalkeeper: No doubt Hugo Lloris will start in goal for Spurs.

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Defence: Eric Dier is expected to shake off a knock to start at right back with Kyle Walkers continued absence due to an ongoing pelvic injury. Danny Rose could miss out though which would see Ben Davies come in at left-back. Fazio is pushing to make his first start since joining the club but Mauricio Pochettino is likely to stick with Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul.

Midfield: New signing Benjamin Stambouli is in-line to make his debut having completed a move from Montpellier on deadline day. The French international is expected to start alongside Etienne Capoue in midfield with Nabil Bentaleb dropping out.

Attack: Pochettino has gone for a settled attacking three of Nacer Chadli, Eric Lamela and Christian Eriksen for much of the season and I don’t see any reason for that to change. Andros Townsend and Mousa Dembele are pushing for recalls but I think we’ll see the see the same front three that started against Liverpool play behind Emmanuel Adebayor once again.

Here’s how Spurs could line-up this weekend:

What do you think of our team? What side would you pick?

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11 Comments

  1. EngNor

    September 11, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Where`s Harry, the boy is flying high in confidence?

  2. Halabil

    September 11, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Don’t see Stambouli and Capoue playing together in DM roles. They are both similar and he needs one of them to be creative and moving ball forward with incisive passing. They are vying for same spot of enforcer in front of back four. I think it will be Capoue and Bentaleb and he may sub in Stambouli for Capoue if things aren’t going well in that role or just to see how Stambouli does. I think Fazio might get a look instead of Kaboul. Sunderland would be good opposition for Fazio’s defensive style.

  3. serious

    September 12, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Stambouli will be able to play more forward passes and creative play than bentaleb while still giving us more defensive cover, win win COYS

    • Sydneyspurs

      September 12, 2014 at 1:50 am

      Serious, I don’t think that is right. Stambouli is an out and out enforcer and although he does make a decisive pass now and then, it is not his main role being a DM. It will either be Paulinho or Bentaleb next to Capoue or it will be Capoue dropped for Stambouli.
      I am also hoping they play Eriksen on the wing and Lamela behind Adebayor although they will probably interchange anyway.

      We have so many good players not playing at the moment: Dembele, Paulinho, Fazio, Walker, Lennon, Chiriches, Kane, Soldado, Vorm, Stambouli, Rose, Townsend.

      My Starting 11,

      LLoris
      Dier Fazio Vert Davies
      Capoue Paulinho
      Eriksen Lamela Chadli
      Adebayor or Kane

      • Gazza

        September 12, 2014 at 5:28 am

        Please don’t put Rose in a sentence when you say we have ‘good’ players out at the moment….it just makes you look silly !

        • Sydneyspurs

          September 12, 2014 at 8:32 am

          Or simply a person with an opinion, like you. Actually I would have agreed with you last season but this year I have been more impressed.

      • Mike Sz

        September 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm

        I hadn’t been thinking about the like-for-like pairing of Capoue and Stambouli…but I agree…and think the Capoue/Paulinho pairing makes sense (also to give the latter playing time and confidence).

  4. Goobaal

    September 12, 2014 at 9:13 am

    For me i could say stambouli and paulinho play in the central rol and the attacking options are lennon,lamele and eriksen.for me kane to play the central stiker enfact tot will wine the title

  5. H. Sagoe

    September 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Lloris
    dier, fazio, vert, davies

    stamb, capoue, eric,

    lamela, ade, kane

    4-3-3 is the way foward

  6. Brad

    September 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    We need to be strong at the back.
    Having a New left back and right back is worrying enough, throw in a new CB aswell and we will get turned over, even by Sunderland if wer not careful!
    line up wise..

    Lloris
    Dier. Kaboul. Fazio. Verts
    Capoue
    Chadli. Paulinho. Eriksen. Lamela
    Adi

  7. Woodlands bellewoods executive condo

    April 27, 2015 at 3:17 am

    Thanks for finally talking about > Stambouli Starts: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Take On Sunderland
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