Hart starts, Bale back on bench – Possible Spurs starting XI vs...

Hart starts, Bale back on bench – Possible Spurs starting XI vs Arsenal

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Real Madrid's Welsh striker Gareth Bale is pictured during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on June 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tottenham face Arsenal in the first north London derby of the season on Sunday, and Jose Mourinho has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

The Spurs boss will be anxiously waiting on fitness tests for three key players: Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane.

Lloris is a ‘major selection doubt’ according to the Guardian after missing Thursday’s trip to Austria. Alderweireld and Kane also missed the midweek Europa League action, but the former trained before the squad left and Mourinho has tipped Kane to play this weekend.

With that in mind, we think there will be two changes to the line-up that started against Chelsea last weekend.

If Lloris is absent, Joe Hart will make his Premier League debut between the sticks, while Alderweireld should slot back into the back four alongside Eric Dier. Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguilon will be the full-backs.

In midfield, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will sit in front of the defence with Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko pushing forward.

Gareth Bale will likely return to the bench, with Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-min joining Harry Kane in attack.

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

4 COMMENTS

  1. Your having a laugh, Hart would not be able to play in first 11 !!!!

    Gazzaniga is a much better keeper and should be reinstated!

    From what I seen know reason deli can’t make first 11

  2. Pat Jennings before Hart.Gazza,Whiteman or Austin are far better than Hart if our manager plays him i dont think i will be able to watch.

  3. Iā€™d start Bale he looks happy n needs more game time.
    Hart has had some bad press but Gazza not played much , so if Hugo out Iā€™d go Hart, Bergwyn not done enough nor Moura , I agree with others give Dele a stsrt

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