Many were surprised when Mauricio Pochettino selected a close to full strength side on Thursday night in Monaco. It appears the Tottenham boss is prioritising both the Premier League and Europa League this term as opposed to the domestic cups.
Again, Pochettino has gone with his strongest available side for Spurs’ Premier League visit to Swansea City. The only changes are at full back, with Kyle Walker and Ben Davies replacing Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose.
Mousa Dembele returns to the squad as a substitute, but it’s too early for the likes of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the team news…
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 4, 2015
#coys As expected, just two changes from Monaco, with Walker and Davies coming in. Fresh full-backs key against Ayew and Montero.
— The Tottenham Way (@TheTottenhamWay) October 4, 2015
Vertonghen, Alderweireld and Walker have played every minute of Premier League football this season, the only Spurs players to do so.
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) October 4, 2015
I'd use 'streetwise' to describe Swansea, Dier and Alli will need to be just as good today as they were last week against City
— Tom (@Tomfoins87) October 4, 2015
#thfc have won their last seven meetings with Swansea but five of them have been by a single goal – and Swansea are unbeaten at home so far.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) October 4, 2015
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) October 4, 2015
— Ricky Sacks (@GlobalSpur) October 4, 2015
Pretty much expected that to be the team, probably our strongest team at the moment as Son is injured. A tough game awaits now. #COYS
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) October 4, 2015
First line-up without any surprises or meltdowns in months, happy days. #COYS
— Graham (@grayhamp) October 4, 2015
Spurs lineup reactions: yup, pretty much what we all thought. Happy to see Moose on the bench, though.
— Cartilage Free Capt. (@cartilagefree) October 4, 2015