Tottenham travel to the Emirates for this month’s second north London derby against Arsenal on Wednesday night, and Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

Spurs face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday and Bournemouth at Wembley on Boxing Day, so Pochettino will be keen to rotate his squad to keep the players fresh for the busy festive schedule.

The Argentinian has already confirmed Paulo Gazzaniga will start in goal. Jan Vertonghen is out until next month with a thigh injury, so the returning duo of Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth will probably play at centre-back.

Kyle Walker-Peters will be handed another chance at right-back, while we think Danny Rose will be given a rest after starting against Barcelona and Burnley – Ben Davies will play on the left.

Harry Winks is likely to replace Oliver Skipp in central midfield, but there is only so much rotation Pochettino can do in midfield because of injuries, meaning Moussa Sissoko will almost certainly start again.

The trio of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son will provide Tottenham with the necessary quality to make a game of it, but Pochettino might be tempted to play Fernando Llorente, leaving Harry Kane on the bench to keep him fresh.

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




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