Tottenham travel to West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday, and it’s rare we can predict the starting line-up with such conviction.
For Thursday’s midweek trip to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League, Nuno Espirito Santo left all 10 players who started the previous game – the victory over Newcastle United – at home.
And so it makes sense to gather that Nuno is planning to start the exact XI that won at St James’ Park once again in what could be a difficult London derby.
That means Hugo Lloris will be protected by a back four of Emerson Royal, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon, while Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will start in midfield.
Tanguy Ndombele will provide support for a front three of Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. The likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Steven Bergwijn could feature from the bench.
Whether Nuno’s decision to leave his first-teamers at home in midweek was the right call will be clearer on Sunday afternoon – if Tottenham get a result, it will be more than justified.
Here’s our predicted XI against West Ham – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.