Tottenham’s Premier League campaign gets underway against Manchester City on Sunday, and new manager Nuno Espirito Santo has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.
The biggest issue concerns whether Harry Kane will be selected amid ongoing speculation about a move to the champions. We think the England captain will be absent from the starting line-up, but he could be on the bench.
That means Son Heung-min will play through the middle, supported by an attacking midfield trio of Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli. New signing Bryan Gil could come on as a substitute.
In midfield, we think Oliver Skipp will partner Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Tanguy Ndombele hasn’t featured in pre-season and is unlikely to play a part, but Giovanio Lo Celso is a useful option for the second half, especially if Spurs need a goal.
As for the defence, Hugo Lloris is likely to be protected by a back four of Japhet Tanganga, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Sergio Reguilon. Cristian Romero isn’t quite fit enough to make his debut yet.
Here’s our predicted XI to face City – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.