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If Tottenham’s team to face Everton on the opening day of the season more or less picked itself, Mauricio Pochettino has far more decisions to make for the match against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Hugo Lloris is out and will be replaced with Michel Vorm, behind a first-choice back four.

It’s midfield where things get trickier. The partnership between Eric Dier and Victor Wanyama looks a little too defensive for a home game. We’d bring back Dele Alli into a deeper position, with Ryan Mason and Harry Winks alternative options.

In Alli’s place would be a withdrawn Harry Kane, playing just behind Vincent Janssen, who impressed on his debut at Goodison Park.

Here’s our Spurs team to face Crystal Palace. What’s yours?

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8 COMMENTS

  1. The back 5 is fine – swap Dier for Wnayama , Dier on at 60 he needs the rest and to be eased back into the team for what will be a long season. I’d also do exactly the same with Kane for the same reason, Eriksen at No.10 and put Onomah on the flank.

    Also think Lamela is better on the Left especially as it gives us more width; 3 points a necessity with Pool up next.COYS

  2. Start same team but with janssen and Kane up top vertonghan pace always worrys me but he’s the best we have don’t start onomah he’s not good enough to start.vorm is a good keeper and needs to play he’s part to prove how good he really is .COYS 2-0

    • i agree about verts he is far to slow and always looks like hes going to fallover good job we signed toby best signing for us last term,when fit think wimmer and toby will form a great partnership, onomah isnt good enough yet and we do need pace on left if playing two up top eriksen hit n miss-places alot of weak passes but on form hes class needs form for us to tick full speed, change of pace on left will benefit us,nkoudou signed now i think so will give another option on flanks,am going for 4-0 spurs=kane2,janssen1,eriksen1,,,,COYS.,.

  3. Well, the back 2 of Dier and Wanyama didn’t work; that’s for sure. So it’s a toss up of either a 4132 with Kane and Jans up front with Dier in DM or Dier and either Mason or Caroll alongside. I think I would go for Mason alongside because he’s a bit braver than Caroll with Kane to start up front.

  4. Stick with Kane up top on his own for a little longer…….this is what achieved us our highest league finish for over 20 years. Why change the formation because it worked for 30 minutes in one game

    I would go with Dier & Mason, Harry up front…..Jansen as insurance on the bench, and Wanyama on the bench to come on if things need tightening up in the middle

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