Mauricio Pochettino has named Kevin Wimmer in a Premier League line-up for the first time as Tottenham travel to Norwich City.
Wimmer starts in Jan Vertonghen’s absence alongside Toby Alderweireld, while Kyle Walker and Danny Rose return in the full back positions.
Nacer Chadli seemingly hasn’t done enough to start. The Belgian is on the bench with Heung-min Son preferred to accompany Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in the attacking midfield trio.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 2, 2016
That might just be our strongest team. Son/Lamela is a close call, but I like that Son is an additional 'runner'. https://t.co/St8fvLwqKK
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 2, 2016
Don't think Lamela's been poor enough to deserve being 'dropped' but I guess that's the strength of our squad in that area now.
— TalkTottenhamTactics (@TTTactics) February 2, 2016
Solid team. Let's get ourselves three more points in the bag – every game becomes crucial at this point in the season. #COYS
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) February 2, 2016
Would be nice to see a good, secure performance from wimmer tonight to settle any concerns about Jan absence.
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) February 2, 2016
Could argue Chadli & Lamela unlucky not to start. Chadli due to his goal to game ratio & Lamela due to his work rate on/off the ball.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) February 2, 2016
#thfc An in-form Chadli and a tireless Lamela cracking options from the bench.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 2, 2016
Big game for us tonight – have to show our resolve if we want to be considered contenders. Wimmer will step up ? #COYS
— James Forster THFC (@TheJamesForster) February 2, 2016
Decent team. Should get all the three points today. Up the Spurs. #COYS
— Eric Chakma (@EricYid) February 2, 2016
Time for Kevin Wimmer to step up, he has looked solid in cup matches and can clearly do it. Son playing wide shows he is not a striker #COYS
— Harry Charalambous (@PrimeSpur1992) February 2, 2016
Who's got a fiver on a Bassong goal then? #COYS
— Mike Flynn (@Flynny403) February 2, 2016
That team’s absolutely spot on for me tonight. Wimmer steps straight in, Dier keeps his role, Son in for Lamela… I approve! ?? #coys
— Dan Jones (@DanBJones) February 2, 2016
— Rob Davies (@ByRobDavies) February 2, 2016
I have to say I like the look of this team! Some good options off the bench as well! #COYS
— BleedSpurs (@BleedSpurs) February 2, 2016
— Jordan McGowan (@JordanMxGowan) February 2, 2016