By Harvey Byrne
Mauricio Pochettino should look to change from his usual 4-2-3-1 formation for Tottenham’s match at the Emirates against fierce rivals Arsenal on Sunday.
One formation that is particularly working in the Premier League at the minute is the three at the back one, which both Chelsea and Everton have used to their recent success.
The tactic allows two wing-backs on either side of the defence and Spurs boast Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, who can get up and down the pitch at terrific speeds and would be perfectly suited for the roles.
Meanwhile, it would allow more support upfront for Vincent Janssen and Son Heung-min with both struggling to lead the line isolated on their own in the attack.
Tottenham are currently going through a poor run of form without a win in six matches in all competitions and it has become clear that something needs to change.
It is unlikely that star duo Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld will be fit enough to start the clash against their fierce rivals, meaning that Pochettino may have to stick an extra body in both the striker and centre-back positions.
This could suit Ben Davies more, who has been criticised for his displays at left-back, while hailed for his performances at centre-back on international duty with Wales.
He will partner Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen in defence with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hoping to keep up Tottenham’s impressive defensive record.
Wanyama will shield the defence with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looking to support the two forwards alongside the wing-back duo, who will provide the width to the team.
Spurs have failed to beat the Gunners in three encounters and they will be keen to reclaim bragging rights after Arsenal finished above them last season.
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