Tottenham have named their starting line-up for today’s Premier League curtain raiser against Manchester City.
It is Nuno Espirito Santo’s first starting line-up in a competitive game for Spurs, so there has been plenty of anticipation and speculation about who will start.
Most of the talk this week has been about Harry Kane’s availability as the striker continues to be linked with a move to the champions.
And now we know: Kane has been left out of the squad, with Tottenham saying he is not fit enough to be involved, according to The Athletic.
As a result, the front line is exactly what we thought it would be. Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min all start.
In midfield, Oliver Skipp joins Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in what could be a regular partnership this season.
Japhet Tanganga starts at right-back, with Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Sergio Reguilon making up the rest of the back four. Hugo Lloris is in goal.
Here’s the XI in full. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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