Attackers axed in Pochettino 3-4-2-1: Best possible Tottenham XI to face Watford
By Harvey Byrne
Mauricio Pochettino should axe attackers Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min while changing to a 3-4-2-1 formation for Saturday afternoon’s clash against Watford.
Sissoko in particular has been less than impressive since joining from Newcastle for £30million, while Vincent Janssen deserves a chance to spearhead the side after his substitute display against Swansea in midweek, which sees Son drop out.
Meanwhile, Kevin Wimmer should also come into the back line with Eric Dier playing in midfield to cover for the injured Victor Wanyama in two changes for the north London club following the 3-1 win against the Swans on Wednesday.
Austria international Wimmer has almost been forgotten about this season with just five Premier League appearances to his name this season.
However, with the side’s injuries alongside the team looking better in a three at the back formation now should be the time that Pochettino gives him another chance after he more than held his own when covering for the injured Jan Vertonghen last season.
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With Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld also guiding Wimmer in the team, it should help him settle in and try to help his side to a clean sheet against the Hornets.
Dier and Mousa Dembele will also help the back line, while Kyle Walker and Ben Davies charge up and down the flank with left-back star Danny Rose still injured.
Meanwhile, an attacking trio of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Janssen should cause an injury plagued Watford side lots of problems and thus ensuring all three points remain at home.
In other Tottenham news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted Spurs’ match against Watford.