By Amir Mir
Tottenham should bring back nine first-team regulars when they take on Leicester City at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost 2-1 to Liverpool in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night, as they welcome the Premier League champions to north London.
Attacking quartet Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela must all start, as Spurs look to maintain their unbeaten record.
But Pochettino should play a 4-1-4-1 formation to accommodate striker Vincent Janssen, who is out-of-form and yet to score a Premier League goal.
The other changes Spurs should make is bring back Victor Wanyama, Kyle Walker, Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose and Hugo Lloris.
It means Michel Vorm, Kieran Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Kevin Wimmer, Ben Davies, Harry Winks, Josh Onomah, Tom Carroll and Georges Nkoudou are all axed.
Pochettino’s side must start on the front foot at home, as they have scored only one goal in their last three league fixtures.
Moussa Dembele, who started the goalless league fixture against Bournemouth should be left out, with Victor Wanyama more than able to provide a defensive structure on home soil.
In defence Eric Dier should continue to partner Vertonghen in defence, with Toby Alderweireld out injured.
Full-backs Rose and Walker must be given the freedom to attack at home, with the ever reliable Lloris taking his place between the sticks.
In other Tottenham team news, defender Eric Dier has stated it is too early for Spurs to talk about a title challenge.