Tottenham face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday aiming to win a third successive match in all competitions, and Jose Mourinho has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

Ben Davies has been ruled out with an ankle injury, so Danny Rose is likely to play at left-back again despite a shaky defensive performance against Olympiacos.

In fact, we think Mourinho will stick with the exact same line that started on Wednesday night. Eric Dier was substituted midway through the first half in midweek, but there is a good chance Mourinho will reinstate the midfielder as a sign of trust.

That means Chistian Eriksen will begin the match on the bench again despite his impact in the Champions League. Dier will be partnered by Harry Winks, unless Mourinho wants to increase Tanguy Ndombele’s game time, or that of Giovani Lo Celso.

There is also a chance Jan Vertonghen will make his first start under Mourinho, but we are just as likely to see Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld continue at centre-back, with Serge Aurier pushing forward on the right.

Aurier will provide support for an increasingly familiar front four of Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

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



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