COMMENT by Amir Mir
Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama would be axed from a team comprised of Tottenham and West Ham players.
The Hammers travel to White Hart Lane on Saturday evening for a mouthwatering London derby.
Spurs are unbeaten in the league this term, while Slaven Bilic’s side are one place above the relegation zone after 11 games.
Striker Harry Kane would lead the line for the combined team as the three available West Ham forwards Simone Zaza, Ashley Fletcher and Andre Ayew, have failed to score this season.
France international Dimitri Payet would play in behind Kan, as the playmaker and would be more of a threat while running with the ball than Dele Alli and also has the ability to change a game from a set-piece situation.
Christian Eriksen and Michail Antonio start as the wide midfielders in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Manuel Lanzini, Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko, Sofiane Feghouli and Gokhan Tore miss out because they are behind the duo in the pecking order in their respective teams.
In the middle of the park the in-form duo Mousa Dembele and Pedro Obiang start ahead of Victor Wanyama and Mark Noble.
The duo’s ability to drive forward and cause more of a threat in attack is the reason for their inclusion.
Spurs have conceded only six goals compared to West Ham’s 20 this season, so it is understandable that four north London players, including the goalkeeper make up the defensive backline.
With Toby Alderweireld injured teammate Eric Dier sits alongside Jan Vertonghen at the heart of defence, while Kyle Walker is an easy pick at right-back, but Aaron Cresswell starts ahead of Danny Rose.
Goalkeeper Hugo Loris is arguably the best goalkeeper in the league due to his calmness, distribution and ability on the ball, therefore, Adrian will have to make way for a place on the bench.
In other Tottenham team news, Paul Merson has stated why he believes Spurs will beat West Ham on Saturday.