Tottenham Hotspur return to FA Cup action this evening with a trip to Wycombe Wanderers in the fourth round.
Jose Mourinho’s side head into the encounter on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run which also saw them thrash non-league Marine 5-0 in the last round of this very competition.
The Chairboys, however, have endured a tough season at the foot of the Championship table, though they can take solace from the fact that they ran Spurs close in the previous meeting between the two sides.
Late goals from Dele Alli and Heung-min Son pulled the north London giants over the line in a 4-3 victory back in 2017.
Spurs have a massive clash against defending champions Liverpool on Thursday night, so Mourinho is left with an interesting dilemma over who to start here at Adams Park tonight.
With that in mind, here’s the XI we’re predicting as well as the latest team and injury news…
Spurs could be without a quartet of key players, though it is only Giovani Lo Celso is definitely going to be absent.
There are doubts over Alli, who hasn’t trained all week as well as right-back duo Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty after Mourinho revealed a fresh update in his pre-game press conference, as per the official website.
Therefore, we could see an interesting back four in front of back-up goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Joe Rodon may partner £26m-rated beast Toby Alderweireld in the middle as the latter didn’t feature against Fulham or Sheffield United, meaning Eric Dier gets a rest and Davinson Sanchez is snubbed once again.
With Aurier and Doherty potentially out, we’re expecting Japhet Tanganga to be handed an opportunity at right-back, whilst Sergio Reguilon is preferred to Ben Davies on the other flank.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will likely be rested with the Reds in mind in midweek, so Mourinho could partner Moussa Sissoko with Harry Winks. Similarly, there may be no start for Tanguy Ndombele, who scored a sublime goal against the Blades.
Instead, Erik Lamela may be deployed in the no.10 role, a position he featured in during the Europa League group stages when fit with Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura taking up spots on either flank.
Whilst through the middle, we will surely see Carlos Vinicius be given another run out after a 13-minute hat-trick in the last round.
It means both Son and Harry Kane are rested along with Steven Bergwijn in a total of nine changes.
There’s no place for Gedson Fernandes, who appears to be edging closer towards an exit, though the likes of Dennis Cirkin, Alfie Devine and Dane Scarlett could be involved in some form.
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