Mauricio Pochettino has a number of key decisions to make as his Tottenham team prepare to face Manchester City.

Danny Rose should return at left-back but with Kyle Walker unavailable at right-back there are three players vying for the position. This is probably not the game to throw DeAndre Yedlin in at the deep end, so we’ve opted for Vlad Chiriches, mainly because it means Eric Dier can they play at centre-back ahead of Federico Fazio. The Argentine had a terrible game against City at the Etihad earlier this season and is bound to struggle against Sergio Aguero’s pace.

We’d also plump for Paulinho in midfield over Ryan Mason. The Brazilian had a decent game at Newcastle a couple of weeks ago and deserves another chance. Erik Lamela should also continue ahead of Andros Townsend having scored against Southampton last weekend.

Here’s our team to face Manchester City. What’s yours?



  1. Chiriches, Paulinho and Lamela are all utterly horrific and should never play for the Club again.

    It’s sad that the Club would be infinitely better of with those places being filled with fredericks, Pritchard, Ali, Holtby or Lennon yet they are all on loan !!!!

  2. All I can say is thankfully the comments by spursfan(haha!!), proves why he isn’t the manager. Fredericks & Pritchard are untried.. Ali doesn’t actually join up till after the end of the season, and Holtby & Lennon proved why we let them go.

    If Spurs played Paulinho & Lamela regularly the person above would see what fine players they really are.. As for Chiriches, the jury is still out

      • Actually he’s right, lamela even though he loses possesion rather quickly but he have about 6assists and 2 oor 3 goals. Might be a small number for you but he’s getting better and getting the momentum right now. Alli is good but he still needs experience, same goes for pritchard. I have nothing to say about lennon but im sure theres a reason for him to everton. Paulinho played very well against new castle. He is so much better than mayson.

  3. Personally to continue with Bentaleb every week is one the reasons our form has not turned around, how he can be heralded every week yet his affective contributions during matches are negligible, there are those who will come on and sing his praises I pose this question, what his actual role is, holding midfied, creative midfielder, defensive midfielder, he does hold his spot in the team well as a shield in front of defence almost nonexistent. Offers little creatively with his passes around the back four for me he is the problem.