Tottenham Hotspur are back in Premier League action this afternoon as they welcome Leicester City to north London for another top-of-the-table tussle.
Jose Mourinho’s side will be looking for a reaction after suffering their first league defeat since the opening day as defending champions, Liverpool, ran out 2-1 victors in midweek.
The Foxes are just one point behind Spurs in fourth place, so it could be a crucial result heading into a hectic festive period.
But will the Portuguese mastermind make any changes to his starting XI? Here’s what we are predicting…
In terms of injuries, there are no fresh problems for Mourinho to deal with, whilst Gareth Bale returned to training during the week. This game may be too early for him to start.
It also means that neither Erik Lamela nor Japhet Tanganga are expected to be involved in any form.
Club captain Hugo Lloris will surely keep his place between the sticks with there only being one change to the backline that leaked two goals against the Reds.
That being Sergio Reguilon coming in for Ben Davies at left-back as Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld continuing their partnership in the middle with Serge Aurier on the right.
Having not featured at Anfield, Tanguy Ndombele may return to play alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovani Lo Celso. Let’s be honest, that’s the trio we all want to see at Spurs sooner rather than later.
It means Moussa Sissoko makes way, joining the likes of Harry Winks and Dele Alli on the substitutes bench.
He replaces Steven Bergwijn. Mourinho will be hoping he can replicate his training ground antics on the pitch – Dier claimed earlier this month: “There’s no-one worse to train against than Lucas Moura. He’s a nightmare. He’s so fast, so sharp.”
Prolific duo Heung-min Son and Harry Kane are the first two names on the teamsheet and will undoubtedly remain in Spurs’ attack.
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