Tottenham face Arsenal in the north London derby on Sunday knowing they can jump above their fierce rivals in the table with a win.

Jose Mourinho has a number of team selection decisions to make in order to ensure victory, and we think he will make two changes to the line-up stat started in Thursday’s uninspiring goalless draw with Bournemouth.

At the back, we expect Davinson Sanchez to come in for Jan Vertonghen to partner Toby Alderweireld. Vertonghen didn’t do anything wrong against Bournemouth, but Sanchez will be needed to deal with the pace of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and others.

Ben Davies and Serge Aurier should retain their places in the back four due to a lack of other options.

Despite being substituted at half-time on Thursday, we think Giovani Lo Celso will retain his starting spot in midfield. Tanguy Ndombele will be the unlucky man to miss out again, with Mourinho likely preferring Moussa Sissoko and Harry Winks. Dele Alli is still injured.

In attack, Erik Lamela will probably drop out for Lucas Moura. Steven Bergwijn was also hooked at the break at the Vitality Stadium, but unlike Lo Celso he may have to remain among the substitutes. Lucas will join Son Heung-min and Harry Kane up front.

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



  1. This squad will NOT be good enough to qualify for Europe because of 2 poor fullback i can say for sure they are not good enough for match against Arsenal
    Erik Lamela is not good enough because he make many mistakes in 2 previous match so it is time for them all ymto go


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