Team News + Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Take On West Brom

By on September 19, 2014

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Tottenham Hotspur get back to Premier League action this weekend when they take on West Brom at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino is expected to recall a host of first team names are making wholesale changes for Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Partizan in the Europa League.

The likes of Danny Rose, Younes Kaboul, Eric Dier, Etienne Capoue, Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Emmanuel Adebayor are all expected to be drafted back in to the starting eleven are being rested in midweek.

Andros Townsend is a major doubt for the game after picking up a dead leg on Thursday, so he could join Kyle Walker on the sidelines with the right-back continuing to nurse a hip injury that’s plagued him in recent months.

Roberto Soldado came off the bench against Partizan after a neck injury recently but he’s unlikely to start this weekend. Jan Vertonghen could be recalled in place of Vlad Chiriches at the back with the Belgian expected to partner captain Kaboul in the center of defence.

Here’s how Pochettino may line-up:

What do you think of the team? What eleven would you pick?

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8 Comments

  1. georgef

    September 19, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I would replace Kaboul with Fazio, Dembele with Stambouli and Adebayor with Soldado, the later only because he seems to naturally link with Lamela and the two look like they have been playing together for years, I know we don’t need to play our strongest team against West Brom, but it is important, but it is easier games like this that your strongest team can set the pattern from future games

  2. Brihimself

    September 19, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Poch has got to find a way to adjust for the weakness in the front end. This night be agood game to start Kane (or Soldado if he’s fit) and bring Ade in in the 2nd half. Letting Ade start won’t get us the results we want. Giving him 20 minutes in the 2nd hlaf will probably get better results. Fresh legs shoerter time, less pressure.

  3. Graeme spain

    September 20, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I would go with that selection but once we get into the season can see Fazio replacing Kaboul with Stambouli in for Chadli and Dembele being pushed further forward where he is more effective. Biggest problem as always is up top as we cannot rely on any of the strikers at the moment.

  4. craig van eeden

    September 20, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Kaboul out pls???? Davies 4 rose as well . . .

  5. BartSpur

    September 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I’d like to see Soldado leading the attack. Eriksen & Lamela will benefit much more with Roberto up front. This would be a great opportunity to give this threesome the chance to really gel before we take on the bigger teams.

  6. steve

    September 20, 2014 at 9:28 am

    davies 4 rose are you kidding? have you been watching the games this season? think this is more or less the first 11 at the moment and anyone wanting to break into it will need to show consistent good form in the cup matches. a settled side is more important than shoehorning players in because they look to be better options. Expect Fazio and Stambouli to become regulars eventually (at whose expense only time will tell.)

  7. JOHNNY

    September 20, 2014 at 9:59 am

    MOST SPURS FANS PROBLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE FAZIO IN THE DEFENCE WITH VERTONGHEN INCLUDING MYSELF BUT IF KABOUL GETS THE NOD I CAN SEE THAT MP HAS ASSURED FAZIO THAT HIS TIME IS CLOSE ONCE KABOUL GETS POOR AND WE ALL KNOW HE WILL FAZIO WILL BE TOLD TAKE YOUR CHANCE AND HOLD IT DOWN LETS BE PATIENT .

  8. RORY

    September 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I think we may need to switch things up a little I don’t think the 4-2-3-1 works for us I mean sometimes we produce utter brilliance. But I think we need a little more than sometimes. We need attacking flair. My immediate response is to play 4-3-3 or maybe even 4-3-3 (False 9). However I think the latter would require calling a certain German back in January.

    If we are to play the standard 4-3-3 I think our team should be:
    ————————-Lloris————————
    –Dier———-Fazio————-Vertonghen——Davies–
    ———————–Stambouli————————-
    —————-Dembele——————————–
    —————————–Eriksen———————
    ——–Lamela——————————-Chadli——-
    ————————Soldado————————–

    The false 9 would be:
    Lloris
    Dier Fazio Vertonghen Davies

    Stambouli
    Dembele Holtby

    Eriksen
    Lamela Chadli

    This is just my opinion but I think we would become a much better side with this formation.

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