By Alex Taylor

Chrsitian Eriksen has been dropped for Tottenham’s clash with Sunderland on Sunday afternoon – and there has been a mixed response from fans on Twitter.

Spurs have dropped the creative midfielder as one of three changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Moussa Sissoko all come in to the team while Erik Lamela, Eriksen and Ben Davies all drop to the bench.

In an unexpected reshuffle, Jan Vertonghen is switched to left-back, with Eric Dier dropping back from central midfield to the centre-back position.

Some supporters took to social media to criticise the decision while other fans were content with the switch around.

Here is a collection of the messages in Twitter in response to Eriksen being dropped:

Spurs have played Sunderland 116 times in total, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side winning 49 games, drawing 30 and losing 37.

The north London outfit will be in confident mood going into the match having won seven of their last eight meetings against Sunderland.

Tottenham have enjoyed a strong start to their 2016-17 Premier League season, and currently sit seventh in the table with the potential to finish the day in third place.

They have already beaten Crystal Palace and Stoke this term along with taking a point away from Everton and Liverpool.

In other Tottenham team news, Spurs have revived talks with Harry Kane on a new £110,000-a-week contract, Football Insider sources understand.