It’s going to be a really interesting season for Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs side after a topsy-turvy campaign last time out.
The Argentine and his players have a big point to prove after their capitulation at the end of last season but there are many tipping them to make a quick recovery and challenge again this season, starting on Saturday against Everton in their opener.
It’s set to be a full-blooded affair from the two sides who have arguably kept the spines of their team from last season. Everton haven’t been that active at all in the transfer window so far this summer and Spurs set to play many of their star names from last season, we could see very similar looking sides from their last campaigns.
So with that in mind, we’re going to take you through what we consider to be Tottenham’s best starting XI, that is capable of beating Everton this weekend!
A pretty straight-forward choice here as we expect Hugo Lloris to be Spurs’ number one all season. Club captain, he’s going to be a surefire choice for the team-sheet week-after-week and as he showed out in France this summer why he’s top-dog between the sticks at White Hart Lane.
If he can stay in-form then coupled with the outfield options in this team, Spurs might surprise a few this season.
Arguably one of England’s best players during their disappointing Euro 2016 journey, Kyle Walker will be keen to show both England and Spurs fans what he can do again this season.
A pacy full-back who loves getting forward, Spurs very much rely on Walker and Rose to get forward and contribute to attacks and expect plenty of forward play again this season.
After winning the tussle with Southampton for Alderweireld’s signature last summer, the Belgian international has gone on to show why Pochettino wanted to bring him to White Hart Lane so badly.
He’s defensively sound and is a great option should Spurs look to mount another Premier League title challenge this season.
Arguably the best piece of news for Spurs fans this week is that their chief centre-back Jan Vertonghen will be fit for their season opener against the Toffees.
He injured ankle ligaments whilst playing for Belgium in their disappointing Euro 2016 campaign but he has been declared fit by his manager and will start this game at the heart of the defence.
Much like Kyle Walker, Danny Rose styles his game on an attacking style, getting forward at every possible moment to support his colleagues.
He really settled into the position last season and made it his own as Spurs came close to winning the Premier League title, falling at the final hurdle. He will want to have another strong campaign as World Cup qualifiers come round the corner too.
Another one of Spurs’ England stars, Eric Dier scored England’s first goal out in France but he didn’t play fantastically thereafter.
But he will have returned to White Hart Lane full of confidence after a strong season last time out, where he became a first-team regular. Can play a massive role marshalling the defence and cleaning up any attacking threat.
Arguably Spurs’ most underrated player, Pochettino’s side are generally better when the Belgian is fit and playing well in the side.
He’s a much more attacking player than Eric Dier and he brings a real amount of quality to the heart of the Spurs midfield. Will hope for another strong campaign as Tottenham look to get closer to the Premier League title than last year.
Argentinian international Lamela has looked a completely different player over the past couple of seasons as he has established himself as one of Spurs’ biggest attacking options to go forward.
Signed after Gareth Bale’s departure, perhaps too much was expected of the former Roma man right away but he turned in some strong performances last season, becoming a real fans favourite. Will start the game against Everton.
We’ve played Dele Alli in a much more offensive position this season to get him in a very strong-looking Spurs team.
We saw to devastating effect just how good the former MK Dons man was last season and for Spurs fans, it will be a case of more of the same please going forward.
A tenacious, tough-tacking midfielder who can score goals, expect Spurs to do well if Dele Alli is in form this season.
A little like Erik Lamela, it took a season or so for Christian Eriksen to really find his feet in England but now he has, he looks a real threat for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The former Ajax man can play a big role for his side again this season as he starts this game out wide. Perhaps not the quickest option available, he will give Spurs excellent versatility going forward. He’s skilful, can pick a pass and works hard.
Probably the easiest choice in this team, expect Harry Kane to start the majority of games for Spurs this season.
Pochettino did sign Vincent Janssen this summer but Kane will continue to be the main man at White Hart Lane and could be even better with the addition of another top striker for competition.
He will get the bulk of Spurs’ goals and expect him to carry on his goalscoring form against Everton this weekend.