Tottenham welcome Chelsea to Wembley on Saturday for a Premier League London derby, and Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

The injury crisis is still ongoing, although there is some good news on that front. Jan Vertonghen is finally back in training and available for selection this weekend.

The Belgian will almost certainly partner Toby Alderweireld at centre-back with Davinson Sanchez having been ruled out until around Christmas.

Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier are both unavailable so Serge Aurier and Ben Davies will start in the full-back positions.

Mousa Dembele is still sidelined with an ankle injury, meaning Harry Winks is likely to join Eric Dier in central midfield.

It will be interesting to see if Pochettino goes with the in-form Moussa Sissoko somewhere in the team. We can’t see it personally, as one of the attacking midfield spots would have to be sacrificed.

We think Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura will start behind Harry Kane, with Heung-Min Son and Erik Lamela among the substitutes.

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



  1. I wish you were right. I’m afraid however, that we are going to get another stretch of “Captain England” who only plays at about 1/4 of the intensity for Spurs that Kane used to. I’d like to see him held on the bench and brought on in the last 20 minutes. 20 minutes is the most effort we have seen from him yet this season so perhaps we could get a better result by keeping him on the bench for 70 or 75 minutes before putting him in.
    It would sure be great to have Harry back as a Spurs star but he seems to be caught up in the honor and glory of the pointless international team games. Spurs don’t seem to be a priority for “Captain England”.


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