Mauricio Pochettino has opted for Heung-Min Son to replace the suspended Dele Alli for Tottenham’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Son is preferred to the likes of Nacer Chadli and Ryan Mason, and joins Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela in the attacking trio behind Harry Kane.
Eric Dier overcomes concussion to start in central midfield. Long term absentee Clinton N’Jie returns from injury and earns a spot on the bench.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 2, 2016
Team to face Spurs (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c),
Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Diego Costa. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 2, 2016
Pochettino opts for Son over Mason and Chadli as Alli's replacement. Right move, you feel.
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) May 2, 2016
— General Burkinshaw (@TsideSpurs) May 2, 2016
Clinton winner off the bench is needed for #scenes.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) May 2, 2016
So Terry starts. Let's batter him & Chelsea! #COYS
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) May 2, 2016
Hazard not starting is a blow
— Tim (@CookPassTim) May 2, 2016
Great to see Poch taking a gamble tonight, could've easily chosen a more disciplined midfielder as opposed to Son, he's gone for it!#COYS
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) May 2, 2016
Son starts. Mauricio going for the throat. #COYS
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) May 2, 2016
The battle between Costa and Alderweireld will be a very good one tonight. I imagine Dier will rile him up early too.
— TheHotspurInsider (@HotspurInsider) May 2, 2016
— Eric Chakma (@EricYid) May 2, 2016
— Spurred On (@spurredontv) May 2, 2016