Mauricio Pochettino has made two changes for Tottenham’s clash with Everton at White Hart Lane. Danny Rose is fully fit and replaces Ben Davies at left back. In midfield, Nabil Bentaleb comes in for Erik Lamela.
Bentaleb’s return means Ryan Mason will be pushed up into the No. 10 position to support Harry Kane up front. Christian Eriksen is still absent with a knee injury.
Alex Pritchard could makes his first appearance off the bench, while Dele Alli is also named among the substitutes. Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news…
Really surprised Alli's on the bench again though. Shame. Dembele gotta deliver today
— Jay Jaffa (@jayjaffa) August 29, 2015
At last our 1st choice back 4 good to see Rose back & Prichard on the bench. Solid rather than creative team #COYS
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) August 29, 2015
No Davies or Lamela ????????????????????????????
— Adam Nathan (@adamdnathan) August 29, 2015
You know those girls who buy loads of expensive new shoes and then just bung them in the cupboard. Spurs are like that with players.
— Dan Louw (@DanLouw) August 29, 2015
Disappointed Alli isn't starting. He's been brilliant when he's played – often our only bright spark.
— Tom Edwards (@tomedwards) August 29, 2015
— Steve Heffernan (@SteveHef) August 29, 2015
Mason at 10 is interesting. He'll be far more suited to that position and might actually look as good as Twitter thinks he is.
— O'Boogie (@drwinston001) August 29, 2015
3 points today please. Don't know why the new signings aren't even on the bench? Stick them in!! #COYS
— Aaron Tayler (@Aaron_thfc) August 29, 2015
Delighted to Rose in the team. Mason at no.10 is not a risk considering the options available.
— Alan (@hotspur423) August 29, 2015
Why isn't Alli playing?! At least Lamela isn't, hopefully won't see him again to be honest. Mason better than Dembele at 10, looks forward
— Anthony Froom (@AnthonyFroom) August 29, 2015
Lamela also relegated to the bench. I reckon he'll be gone before the window closes. Either Milan side looks likely.
— Ricky (@NoHoltbyNoParty) August 29, 2015
Danny Rose is back! #COYS
— Jacqui Martin (@jackolinemartin) August 29, 2015
Nobody will ever understand my excitement for Danny Rose being back. Pritchard on the bench and Mason #10. Interesting, optimistic!
— Beef&Beer&Jesus (@mullaC) August 29, 2015