Tottenham face Manchester City in the League Cup final this weekend, and interim manager Ryan Mason has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.
That said, we think Mason will make just one change to the line-up that started against Southampton on Wednesday – but it all depends on one man’s fitness.
If he recovers from an ankle injury in time, Harry Kane will start. The talismanic striker will likely replace regular starter Lucas Moura in the XI.
That’s because it’s virtually impossible to drop Gareth Bale after his impact against Southampton. The Welshman possesses that moment of magic that could hurt Man City.
What’s more, Mason will be depending on Giovani Lo Celso’s hard work in midfield, so there is simply no room for Lucas.
Of course, if Kane isn’t quite fit enough to play then Lucas will deputise up front once again, partnering Son Heung-min.
The rest of the team effectively picks itself. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Tanguy Ndombele will sit in front of a back four consisting of Sere Aurier, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon. Hugo Lloris will captain the side as usual.
Here’s our predicted XI to face Man City – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.