Mauricio Pochettino has made four changes to the team that beat Norwich City 3-0 in midweek for the visit of Watford.
Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli all come in, while Dele Alli only makes the bench. It could simply be rotation, but perhaps Alli is only among the substitutes because of the dizziness that forced him off at Carrow Road on Tuesday.
Ryan Mason is also on the bench after returning from a long term injury. Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 6, 2016
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) February 6, 2016
Some sensible rotation today by Pochettino. Deeney only on the bench for Watford. https://t.co/QArQ6NTeHy
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 6, 2016
Good XI, shame to see Alli on the bench but coincides with the rest he perhaps needed. Gutted to be missing the game. #COYS
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) February 6, 2016
— Morgan (@Morganslaw) February 6, 2016
The team picked can definitely do a job. Great depth at the moment.
— TheHotspurInsider (@HotspurInsider) February 6, 2016
Alli is not as impactful at home so wise to leave him on the bench after his dizzy spell. Walker can't play 2 games a week. 352?
— Alan (@hotspur423) February 6, 2016
— RuckerHaringey (@RuckerHaringey) February 6, 2016
I am pretty happy with the rotation myself, still plenty going forward. #COYS
— Justin Logan (@justinlogan23) February 6, 2016
— Daniel Smead (@dsmead11) February 6, 2016
Watford will be thrilled to see Alli on the bench. This will be a very tough game #COYS
— Nick Holman (@VillageTrundler) February 6, 2016
Dele alli being out gives us the chance to play Eriksen in his right position #COYS
— Adam…THFC (@cuzondapz) February 6, 2016
Win today and we're second in the league. SECOND. No pressure #COYS
— George. (@GeorgeeFozzy) February 6, 2016