COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Given the price of Moussa Sissoko’s transfer from Newcastle to Tottenham, the France international should be a guaranteed starter in Spurs’ attacking trio.
The attacking midfielder completed a £30million signing from the north east club to White Hart Lane on deadline day and Mauricio Pochettino may have to remove Erik Lamela from his line-up for Sissoko.
The 27-year-old played a starring role for his national team as France made the EURO 2016 final in the summer and he hasn’t joined Tottenham to sit on the bench.
Ahead of Sissoko should be the currently out of sorts Harry Kane.
Despite the England international’s poor form, there still isn’t any doubting his scoring ability when presented with a chance and he could be the difference between a win and a draw for Spurs.
The 4-2-3-1 system most suits the Spurs players and with Kane leading the line on his own, he will only regain his form by playing and scoring, as he did in the last campaign.
Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli must start alongside Sissoko in the front three with the two creative players agreeing new long-term deals at the club in the last year.
Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier should also start in the heart of the north London club’s midfield together, with the Belgium international returning from a six-match suspension in midweek.
The back four must remain with Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in it, while Wales international Ben Davies should cover the left-back role with Danny Rose currently out injured.
Hugo Lloris is the current first choice goalkeeper with some gap between him, Michel Vorm and new signing Pau Lopez and the French star needs to start in goal.
Tottenham are currently sat in 5th place and a win on Sunday, as well as results going their way could push them up to second in the table.
In other Tottenham team news, fans expressed their delight on Twitter after Harry Winks signed a new deal with the club.