By Alex Taylor
Tottenham could make seven changes to the starting XI for Tuesday’s EFL Cup clash against Gillingham.
The third-round tie with the League One outfit represents the perfect opportunity for Spurs to rest some first-team stars as well as give vital minutes to some of the club’s emerging talent.
Harry Kane’s late injury against Sunderland this weekend means new forward Vincent Janssen is set to start the fixture.
The striker has started just one match this season and is yet to score for his new side.
A full game against lower-league opposition could provide Janssen with the perfect platform to kick-off his Spurs career.
Janssen could to be supported in attack by Moussa Sissoko, Son Heung-min and Chrsitian Eriksen.
Son has scored two goals in two Premier League appearances this season and is set to be given the chance to cement his place in the Spurs XI.
Eriksen and Sissoko are both still waiting to get off the mark this term and the pair are expected to start against Gillingham to help provide the goals to win the game, and to boost their own individual confidence.
Victor Wanyama and Tom Carroll could to come in as the midfield pairing.
Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier suffered hamstring injuries last weekend and are in line to be rested for the clash, allowing Wanyama and Carroll a chance to shine in front of the home crowd.
Ben Davies, who was omitted against Sunderland on Sunday, and Kieran Trippier are likely to step in to the two full-back positions, allowing Kyle Walker to be rested.
Regular centre-back Jan Vertonghen could partner Kevin Wimmer in the heart of defence to shore up a re-jigged Spurs bac -four in front of Michel Vorm in goal.
The 32-year-old played well in the opening three games in the Premier League this season as he covered for the injured Hugo Lloris.
In other Tottenham team news, Pochettino has explained why Davies was axed from the starting line up against Sunderland.