Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to get back on track this afternoon in yet another top-of-the-table Premier League clash.
Jose Mourinho’s men were defeated by defending champions Liverpool in midweek and now find themselves six points behind their victors in third place.
Now they welcome fourth-placed Leicester City to north London later today.
The Foxes also lost earlier in the week after they were beaten 2-0 by Everton, so they too will be looking to bounce back with a result at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And Mourinho has plenty to consider as he will undoubtedly want to spark a reaction.
Sergio Reguilon could return to replace Ben Davies at left-back, whilst there is a headache over who to start between Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso – but why not start both?
The ‘Special One’ should really be looking to axe Moussa Sissoko after a disappointing display at Anfield, as ruthless as it would be.
Per SofaScore, the French midfielder made only 56% of his passes, failing to provide a single key pass, whilst he also lost possession 16 times, won 38% of his duels and was dribbled past on one occasion.
Sissoko should be dropped as a result, especially as Ndombele didn’t even feature from the bench.
Speaking to Football Insider, Michael Brown was left shocked by his position, he said:
“We’ve seen Sissoko go out wide, so looking at it, they actually stunned Liverpool. He’s been a real dominant force for Jose and that flexibility to go out on the right-hand side, you’re thinking: ‘That’s not him,’ but he just did well with it.”
The 31-year-old, who cost £30m in 2016, has become one of Mourinho’s favourites in midfield having started ten games but he’s awfully one-dimensional and with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the side, he isn’t really a must.
0.6 dribbles and 0.2 key passes per game is hardly inspiring for a box-to-box midfielder – even more so when he’s yet to record a single shot this season, via WhoScored.
Mourinho must show no mercy and drop the £80k-per-week maestro this time around. The Foxes have some impressive options in the middle themselves with James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi surely set to start.
There are obvious replacements for Sissoko in the squad, so it should be a simple alteration to make.
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