Predicted Spurs XI: Midfielder to start in defence against Everton

Predicted Spurs XI: Midfielder to start in defence against Everton

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Everton to their new stadium for the final game of the Premier League season on Sunday.

Spurs look to have already sealed a spot in the top four unless they lose, Arsenal win at Burnley and there is an eight-goal swing.

With that in mind, and the small matter of a Champions League final in three weeks times, Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

Jan Vertonghen has an ankle injury and the only available option to replace him is Eric Dier. Ben Davies and Kyle Walker-Peters are likely to profit from the full-back rotation.

Christian Eriksen will drop slightly deeper to partner Moussa Sissoko in central midfield, while Erik Lamela will make a rare start further forward alongside Dele Alli.

Two of Tottenham’s Champions League heroes, Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente, should start up front, unless Vincent Janssen is given an unlikely opportunity.

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

8 COMMENTS

  1. i disagree that Lloris starts for starters. I think this is a spot for a much needed well deserved rest for the keeper. I also think that if Poch is smart he will leave lucas out after such an emotional match on Wednesday and I would not want to risk him getting a bump that could leave him unavailable for the Liverpool game so I think Jansen should get the start and see if he can show any spark of the promising prospect he once was. While I certainly agree he didn’t play well at 2 years ago when he first came over and was given a chance to fill in for Kane but, he was also shelfed relatively quickly and decisively. He was never given another opportunity to prove his worth and this is a perfect game to throw him out there and see what happens with almost nothing to loose. I would also like to see the young man oliver out there for Eriksen and also Wanyama rather than Sissoko. I think we need to go out and play a safe game and protect the house. As long as we don’t loose by more than 2 goals even 3 we are safe. Burnley will take care of the rest as they are very good at playing defensive football and grinding out results. Arsenal will be gassed from playing just 2 nights ago and an 8 goal swing is a lot. I don’t even have a problem with Poch playing the big boys until half time but as long as we are even or down by only 1 I think the bench needs to be emptied and the stars need to come off as soon as the champions league spot is well in hand but, we absolutely need to protect our best and make certain that we have all our best players available for selection in 3 weeks time for the biggest match in club history as literally nothing else should matter any more.

  2. We have so few options it’s frightening what with suspensions and injuries including Wanyama I believe.I think Skipp should come in for consideration but the bench will be an unfamiliar bunch I think.Come on Burnley!

  3. Give the fringe players a chance. Janssen, Walker Peters, skipp….no point risking the big players. Should have enough to beat Everton at home!!

  4. I don’t see that we can afford to risk certain players in this. Eriksen has played every minute of every game for months seemingly, he needs to be protected ahead of the CL final. I do actually think Janssen will be given a chance, he can’t be used in the CL, we need to give him minutes as if he scores or puts in a good performance for example his price goes back up slightly. Can’t really do much with the back 4, though obviously would of like an opportunity to rest Alderweireld. Skipp will surely start, I think Wanyama is injured which is unfortunate as we can’t afford to lose Sissoko baring in mind he is only just back himself from injury. Again, the rest we can’t really do much with as we have no options. Lloris / Gazzaniga, KWP, Dier, Alderweireld, Davies, Skipp, Alli, Lamela, Alli, Lucas, Janssen. I can’t see Arsenal winning by 3 or 4, as long as we avoid 3 or 4 ourselves we should be fine. No need to risk our most important players ahead of the biggest match in the history of the club.

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