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Tottenham’s dream starting XI to face West Ham on Saturday

Date: 12th August 2014 at 7:42pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Tottenham's Premier League season kicks off with an absolute corker as they face London rivals West Ham on Saturday - a fixture they lost quite ridiculously, three times during the 2013/14 campaign. But with a new manager at the helm and a handful of summer signings, the Lilywhites will believe their chances of beating the Hammers this weekend will have significantly improved. A few more acquisitions by Friday night wouldn't go amiss either. Spurs are known to be on the verge of signing a small but impressive collection of summer targets, so with that in mind, here's a look at Tottenham's 'Dream XI' to face the Irons. GOALKEEPER - HUGO LLORIS Commonly regarded as one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League and having recently extended his White Hart Lane contract by five years, Hugo Lloris' name is now cemented into the Tottenham team-sheet. The France international had a strong World Cup and has now been officially handed the No.1 jersey by Spurs, following Heurelho Gomes' departure to Championship side Watford. There will be added competition for his spot between the sticks however, with Michel Vorm arriving from Swansea City. Here's a look at Lloris' highlights from last season: RIGHT BACK - DeAndre Yedlin Kyle Walker is set to miss out on Tottenham's opener against West Ham this weekend as he continues to recover from the pelvic injury that saw him absent from the World Cup. So it's a good job the Lillywhites have been targeting Team USA defender DeAndre Yedlin, who looked a real prospect at Brazil 2014: Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have both shown interest in USA right-back DeAndre Yedlin. #THFC pic.twitter.com/O9Ndzbqkan — Spurs Paper™ (@SpursPaper) July 2, 2014 The 21 year-old's World Cup campaign was brief but impressive, coming on as a substitute against Belgium and finishing the match with the most successful dribbles and key passes of any USA player, as detailed below: And last term, the Seattle Sounders right-back became the first player since 2005 to make it into the MLS All-Star team in his rookie season. Here's a look at Yedlin in action: Rather fortuitously, speculation suggests the seven-cap international could arrive at White Hart Lane just in time to resolve ... Read More

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