Tottenham travel to Watford in the Premier League this weekend aiming to carry on the momentum gathered in Tuesday’s victory over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.
With a number of injuries to contend with, Jose Mourinho has several decisions to make regarding his team selection.
Hugo Lloris has returned to training but Mourinho revealed on Friday that the Frenchman will not be available for selection until early February. Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Ben Davies and Tanguy Ndombele also remain sidelined.
Japhet Tanganga has started the last two games, but we think the 20-year-old will return to the bench on Saturday with Serge Aurier coming in at right-back. Toby Alderweield, Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sesegnon will complete the back four in front of Paulo Gazzaniga.
Mourinho usually likes to have one defensive full-back and one attacking one. The absence of that means Eric Dier is likely to play to give the defence more protection. Dier’s presence also means more attacking midfielders can start – we think it will be Dele Alli and Giovani Lo Celso, rather than Christian Eriksen.
Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura will drift inside from out wide to support Son Heung-min through the middle. Here’s our predicted XI to face Watford – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.