In response to the 2-1 defeat against Monaco in midweek, Mauricio Pochettino has shuffled his Tottenham side in a number of areas as Sunderland visit White Hart Lane.
Jan Vertonghen has been moved to left back, meaning Eric Dier will partner Toby Alderweireld in the middle. Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele start in central midfield.
Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela have both been dropped to the bench. Moussa Sissoko makes his first start for the club. Heung-Min Son also starts.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to all the team news.
Jan back at left back 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nS9ORvU3gK
— David Harley (@DHarley1984) September 18, 2016
What on earth has Wimmer done!?
— Ben Rosenthal (@Ben_Rosenthal) September 18, 2016
Vertonghen at left back just gives me flashbacks of the end of the AVB & Sherwood era. Still have nightmares about it sometimes.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) September 18, 2016
Jan LB and Davies on the bench. Weird one but nice to see Dembele back #COYS
— Dave Cheevers (@dcheevers89) September 18, 2016
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) September 18, 2016
Wonder how much of this team selection is rotation and how much is frustration/anger from Poch.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) September 18, 2016
Davies 'rested' in a busy period as Rose injured seems to be the word to press.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) September 18, 2016
Apart from Son and Alli our team is absolutely huge. We're going to be a threat from set pieces today. #COYS
— COYS News (@CoysNews) September 18, 2016
lol @ caring at any other aspect of the team other than Dembele starting
— Billie (@Billie_T) September 18, 2016
#thfc No centre-backs on the bench today – Davies can come on and Vertonghen can move back into the centre if needed.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) September 18, 2016
— Arizona Hotspur (@ArizonaHotspur) September 18, 2016
Very happy to see Dembele after a long time & Sissoko as well. Big opportunity & probably the right game for Sissoko to prove haters wrong
— Eric Chakma (@EricYid) September 18, 2016