By Emma Sanders
Eric Dier replaced Toby Alderweireld in central defence on Tuesday evening but Kevin Wimmer should start against Bournemouth this weekend.
The 23 year-old defender has not yet been given too many opportunity to impress but filled in successfully for Jan Vertonghen last season.
Wimmer is a centre-back by trade and it could be a great chance for Mauricio Pochettino to see what he’s capable of in a Premier League encounter in which Tottenham should expect to win fairly comfortably.
Ben Davies is the best possible replacement for Danny Rose at left-back, who isn’t expecting to start after he was seen leaving the stadium in a protective boot on Tuesday evening.
Kyle Walker should make a return at right-back after being rested for the Champions League clash and Vertonghen, with Hugo Lloris making up the rest of the defensive unit.
Victor Wanyama is Spurs’ best holding midfielder and does an important job protecting the back four in an effective 4-2-3-1 formation.
Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are Spurs’ playmakers and would sit comfortably in front of Wanyama while Eric Lamela and Moussa Sissoko provide attacking threat from out wide.
Son Heung-Min has scored four goals in five league games for Tottenham and since Harry Kane’s absence in mid-September, the South Korean international has been in excellent form.
He should start up front, with Vincent Janssen the second man axed after he extended his goal drought in midweek, as Tottenham hope to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League after eight games so far.
In the latest Tottenham teams news, centre-back Vertonghen has made a bold claim ahead of their clash with Bournemouth.