Christmas has come early in the Premier League as the top-flight serves up an exciting top-of-the-table clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Anfield tonight.
Both teams will be looking to bounce back from a pair of underwhelming 1-1 draws. Spurs were punished for resting on their laurels at Crystal Palace whilst the defending champions had to come-from-behind to secure a point against relegation-threatened Fulham.
Jose Mourinho will surely have something up his sleeve to give the north Londoners a chance of picking up a result in Merseyside, whilst also having an eye on this weekend’s fixture with Leicester City – another mouthwatering encounter.
So, what sort of XI will we see from Spurs this evening?
We’re predicting there to be as many as three changes as Mourinho will probably be pleased with a point.
With that in mind, we might see a return for Ben Davies at full-back, replacing the attack-minded Sergio Reguilon who has struggled in recent games. Likewise on the other flank, where Matt Doherty could be handed his first Premier League start since a 1-0 win over West Brom in November.
In midfield, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will surely remain as the engine room’s main powerhouse whilst we may even see Giovani Lo Celso and Tanguy Ndombele start together for the first time since a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea back in February.
Therefore the likes of Harry Winks and Dele Alli are snubbed with Moussa Sissoko the man to make way for the exciting duo.
The front three will probably write itself at the minute as Steven Bergwijn and Heung-min Son act as the support for talismanic striker Harry Kane.
Although this game may come too soon for Gareth Bale following a non-COVID related illness. Japhet Tanganga and Erik Lamela have also been ruled out, as per football.london.