Tottenham hope to finish a fine season with a positive result at Newcastle on the final day of the Premier League campaign. A point will be enough to seal second place ahead of the old enemy Arsenal.
Surprisingly, Danny Rose has been relegated to bench with Ben Davies deputising at left back. The news comes as a bit of a shock given Rose’s apparent fitness and good form of late.
Ryan Mason keeps his place in the side, as does Son Heung-Min, with Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli still suspended.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 15, 2016
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 15, 2016
Davies > Rose ?
— WHLParkLane (@Craig_Spur) May 15, 2016
That'll surprise Townsend, who says in programme: "Im used to me & Danny Rose kicking lumps out of each other..so it won't be any different"
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) May 15, 2016
Interesting it's Rose who's rested. It felt like Walker was playing on passion alone last week, absolutely crackered!
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) May 15, 2016
Huge game for Mason in the heart of the midfield, lack of game-time certainly hasn't helped him, looked quite rusty in recent games.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) May 15, 2016
Would much rather Mason ahead of Carroll. Both probably leaving too this summer. Need to strengthen our bench for Champions League.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) May 15, 2016
Davies comes in for Rose. Maybe Poch has seen something in training regarding how Davies copes with Townsend. #thfc
— Alan (@hotspur423) May 15, 2016
Andros Townsend vs Ben Davies, can only think he's put Davies in there as he's slightly more defensive. Andros will want to prove a point
— Harry Charalambous (@HazSpur92) May 15, 2016
Why have we not started Carroll over Mason, the guy has struggled so much recently #COYS
— Josh Gray † (@JoshWillGray) May 15, 2016
— John Hueston (@johnrhueston) May 15, 2016