After successive wins over Sunderland and Gillingham, Mauricio Pochettino has some decisions to make ahead of Tottenham’s visit to Middlesbrough.

Hugo Lloris will start of course, but in defence Pochettino must decide whether Danny Rose is fit enough to step in alongside Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. If not, Ben Davies will probably get the nod to deputise.

There are also injury worries in midfield, with both Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele having faced fitness tests. It makes sense to play Victor Wanyama rather than risk Dier and if Dembele is injured, either Dele Alli, Moussa Sissoko or Harry Winks could fill the gap.

Further forward the performance of Heung-Min Son against Sunderland should see him start again, alongside Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, who both shone against Gillingham. With Harry Kane out injured, Vincent Janssen with start up front.

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



  1. Lloris
    Walker, Toby,Wimmer, Davis
    Wanyama, Sissoko,
    Son, Alli, Lamela

    Save Dembele, Eriksen, Rose, Vertonghen, Dier, for CL Tuesday, which has to be a must win

  2. Lloris
    Walker, Toby, Wimmer, Vertongen
    Wanyama, Sissoko
    Lamela, Eriksen, Son

    Bring in Alli, Winks, and Onomah in the 2nd for relief

  3. Lloris

    I think Dier and Dembele are in doubt for tomorrow. I would rest Eriksen and Lamela since they just played midweek.

  4. We have Man City after a long trip to Russia and back.

    I think that priority should be given to the Man City game and that the players should be selected for Middlesborough and CSKA Moscow taking that into account.

    Pochettino needs to make full use of Wimmer, Carter Vickers, Winks and Edwards, to give us a chance of gaining maximum points in all three games. When Spurs travel to Moscow, I would leave most of the players at home who will be playing against Man City.


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