Predicted XI: Dele Alli to partner Harry Winks in midfield against APOEL...

Predicted XI: Dele Alli to partner Harry Winks in midfield against APOEL – do you agree?

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Tottenham face APOEL in their final Champions League group game at Wembley on Wednesday.

The hosts have already secured top spot in their group, so Mauricio Pochettino is expected to heavily rotate his squad.

Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane will all be rested according to Spurs journalist Dan Kilpatrick. Erik Lamela is ineligible, while Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain sidelined through injury.

Pochettino has already confirmed Dele Alli will start. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him partner Harry Winks in central midfield, although that could leave Spurs exposed defensively – not that it really matters.

The Tottenham boss has also suggested Georges-Kevin Nkoudou could make a rare start. I’ve put him on the left wing and Moussa Sissoko on the right.

Davinson Sanchez is banned for the next three Premier League games, so he should feature from the beginning on Wednesday. Alongside him, Juan Foyth could make his first Champions League appearance.

Here’s our predicted XI to face APOEL – what’s yours?

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  1. Why not play Pochs granny up front with Eric the dead dog in goal. Its a nothing game ,you could play the entire U18 team , does anybody care

  2. It’s certainly a bold line up. It will be interesting to see the interplay, speed of movement and tactics play out. Especially with Sisslowko spraying out the usual poor passes combined with lack of movement.
    I do wish a performance befitting his price tag is seen. Experimental if nothing else.


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