Tottenham travel to Newcastle United on Sunday aiming to build on the victory over Aston Villa last time out in the Premier League, and Nuno Espirito Santo has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

According to The Guardian, two Spurs players have tested positive for Covid-19. There are rumblings on Twitter (via @pokeefe1) that those players are Son Heung-min and Bryan Gil – but it must be emphasised, these are rumours and have not been confirmed as of yet. In any case, we’ve left Son and Gil out of our predicted line-up.

The duo’s potential absence may allow Steven Bergwijn to make an immediate return to the starting XI following his recovery from injury. The Dutchman will join Lucas Moura and Harry Kane in the front three.

Those attackers will be supported by Tanguy Ndombele, who will play in front of the more defensive midfielders, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp. Giovani Lo Celso will be on the bench. The back four is likely to consist of Emerson Royal, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon, with Hugo Lloris between the sticks.

Here’s our predicted team to face Newcastle – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. Agreed. Romero played Thursday night so Rodon must start as should Tanga because of the similar involvement of Emerson.
    Besides, surely Rodon and Romero are the best centre halves at the club, ahead of error prone Dier and Sanchez.

    • People you do not play sentiment. You field your best players, best 11 and control the game. Tangana needs to pipe down a bit. That is actually the best lineup. I would start Locelso instead of Moura to have 2 ballers in Tanguy and Locelso. Even though I rather see Gio in the middle, and with Royal he can provide the width and Cuti has the range to cover the wide area leaving Dier to do the sweeping. Play on the front foot and hit them within 15 to dent their feel good. They have not become a good team in a week because they got acquired. Once the adrenaline dies we should have clear 3-0. Come back and talk to me tomorrow.


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