Confirmed Tottenham line up to face Chelsea: 26-year-old axed in two changes
By Matt Farr
Mauricio Pochettino has made two changes to his Tottenham side for their FA Cup semi final meeting with rivals Chelsea on Saturday.
Victor Wanyama comes back into the starting eleven following a two-match absence with injury, and replaces Ben Davies, who has been impressive in recent weeks.
Kyle Walker, 26, is also axed from the Tottenham defence, following the 4-0 win over Bournemouth last time out, with Kieran Trippier coming into the starting eleven.
Tottenham announced their confirmed line-up on their official Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 22, 2017
Both defenders are, however, named on the bench, with nine players retaining their places in the starting eleven.
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Hugo Lloris makes only his first FA Cup appearance since 2014, with Michel Vorm, Tottenham’s primary goalkeeping option in cup competitions, sidelined with a knee injury.
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, meanwhile, is named in the matchday squad for only the third time in the last 16 matches.
Tottenham are looking to win only their first domestic cup title since their League Cup triumph during the 2007-08 season, and Pochettino’s first title as a Premier League manager.
A win over Chelsea in the semi final can book their place in the Final against one of either Arsenal or Manchester City, who face-off in the second semi final on Sunday.
In other Tottenham team news, Graeme Le Saux has delivered his verdict on Spurs, and shared his prediction for the clash with Chelsea.