Tottenham travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League, hoping to right their attacking wrongs which saw them thwarted by David de Gea in the 1-0 home defeat to Manchester United.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection for the match will make for very interesting reading, as Spurs are without several key players for the game, with injuries and an international call up ravaging Spurs’ squad to the bare bones.
Tottenham are yet to lose consecutive league games this season and they will be looking to exercise some attacking demons in order to make sure that does not happen.
1. Goalkeeper and Defenders
Hugo Lloris (GK) – Tottenham’s captain will be between the sticks at Craven Cottage on Sunday. The Frenchman has only missed four Premier League games for Spurs this season, all through injury.
Danny Rose (LB) – Rose has recently been alternating with Ben Davies in the starting 11 for Premier League games. This is his turn to start after being benched for the United game.
Davinson Sanchez (CB) – The Colombian could start after rather unluckily missing out on their last match as Jan Vertonghen returned..
Toby Alderweireld (CB) – Luckily for Tottenham, the Belgian has managed to stay injury free during the current campaign, making 20 Premier League starts in their 22 games.
Kieran Trippier (RB) – Scored in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Doubts over Serge Aurier’s availability could see the Englishman continue at right back.
Oliver Skipp (CM) – Pochettino’s decision to introduce Skipp to the first team is looking like a masterstroke with the club experiencing an injury crisis in this area of the pitch. The injury to Moussa Sissoko during the United game will mean that the 18-year-old is likely drafted into the team for the game.
Harry Winks (CM) – The Englishman has started Spurs’ last five Premier League games and, with no real other alternatives, Winks will continue his run in the team.
Christian Eriksen (RM) – Could play in the centre or in a wide plavmaker role. The Dane may play away from a familiar role as his versatility across the midfield will be important in the absence of many key players.
Dele Alli (CAM) – Another attacker who will depended upon in Son’s absense. The midfielder is expected to start behind the lone striker, but could also be deployed in a deeper role to aid Tottenham’s vulnerability in that area.
Erik Lamela (LM) – The Argentinian attacker was brought on in place of the injured Sissoko last Sunday. With Son Heung-min’s departure for international duty, Lamela will be needed from the start this time out.
Fernando Llorente (ST) – Who else is there? An injury to Harry Kane may see plans to sell the Spaniard during the current transfer window shelved,as he is now set for a prolonged period in the starting eleven.