COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Eric Dier would find it difficult to be included in Tottenham’s best starting line up.
Spurs are currently blessed with several talented midfielders and manager Mauricio Pochettino may face a section headache for their next league game against West Brom, which takes place after the international break.
Pochettino has favoured a 4-2-3-1 formation at White Hart Lane and likes to play with two combative midfielders in front of the back four.
The midfield pairing of Mousa Dembele and Dier were so consistent for all of last season and helped Spurs to a third-placed finish in the league.
Spurs bolstered their midfield options in the summer and recruited Victor Wanyama from Southampton.
Wanyama, 25, delivered a man of the match display in the 2-0 win against Manchester City on Sunday and has adjusted well at White Hart Lane.
Both Dier and Dembele have been returning from injuries but only one of them is set to slot alongside the in-form Wanyama.
Dembele was an unsung member of Spurs’ success last season and provides Pochettino with an all round midfielder.
Dier, 22, could be considered extremely unlikely to miss out of the club’s best XI after his progression at Spurs.
He has made 94 appearances for the Londoners since his arrival in 2014 and been a crucial player under Pochettino.
The England international can also be deployed as a defender but has found his strongest position to be in midfield.
Spurs are competing on both domestic and European front this season and the whole squad is likely to be rotated frequently, but
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