Tottenham travel to Arsenal for the first north London derby of the season this weekend, and Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

Danny Rose was on bench in the midweek victory over Inter Milan and is in contention to start on Sunday. But we think Pochettino will stick with Ben Davies and play Rose against Southampton on Wednesday.

Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld should partner each other at centre-back again, and Serge Aurier will keep his place at right-back with Kieran Trippier still sidelined.

The in-form Moussa Sissoko will surely start in central midfield. In fact, we think the midfield diamond that played against Chelsea – made up of Eric Dier, Sissoko, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli – will start again here.

Alli will also be given permission to join Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane in attack. Erik Lamela is a doubt, but Pochettino will have Harry Winks and Lucas Moura to call on from the bench.

Here’s our predicted line-up to face Arsenal – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments.

Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli; Son, Kane.




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