Predicted Spurs XI: Ben Davies dropped, 23-year-old to return against Man City

Predicted Spurs XI: Ben Davies dropped, 23-year-old to return against Man City



Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to the club’s new stadium on Tuesday night in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Spurs have just three first-team players unavailable, but Mauricio Pochettino still has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

Serge Aurier (hamstring) has been ruled out so Kieran Trippier will start on the right of what we think will be a back four, the rest of which will be made up by Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose.

Harry Winks should start after returning from the bench against Crystal Palace on Wednesday. He’ll be joined by Moussa Sissoko and Christian Eriksen in midfield.

Dele Alli will transition between helping out the midfield three and supporting Harry Kane and Son Heung-min up front.

Erik Lamela (hamstring) is another absentee, but Tottenham will have the opportunity to introduce Lucas Moura from the bench. Davinson Sanchez, too, could feature if Pochettino opts to switch to a back three at some point, but Eric Dier (hip) is out.

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


  1. More then agreed with thfc2003. We need someone to boss the midfield and maybe Sissoko should be the one who is doing the job. We used to have two in Dembele and Wanyama in the middle cutting out the opposition’s attack but is Wanyama fit enough to start the game? He still looks rusty after coming back from his injury and I am not sure whether can he be back to his best and usual self as last time when he was fit. As for Winks, he is good in holding up possession and bringing it forward to support the attack but we need more agggressive defending from him. It is because Eriksen is soft in defending so we need the other one to be tough physically especially against the Man City players.


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