Lamela axed in Pochettino 4-2-3-1: Tottenham best possible XI v West Brom
By Dominic Toner
Erik Lamela should be dropped from the Tottenham side that faces West Brom on Saturday.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino should make one change and replace the Argentinian with the returning Eric Dier, who proved his fitness with England during the international break.
That would allow Moussa Sissoko to push further forward and operate on the right wing.
Lamela has been in good form this season in his 10 appearances, scoring two goals and supplying six assists.
However, the 24-year-old should miss out to the £30million signing Sissoko.
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The Frenchman moved to White Hart Lane in the summer and demonstrated against Manchester City what a powerful player he can be, which could give him the advantage against a stubborn West Brom defence.
Spurs travel to the Hawthorns for the Premier League encounter and will be looking to avenge the 1-1 draw last year, which put a major dent in their title aspirations.
Pochettino should keep the same defence who have been so consistent as a unit, holding the joint-best defensive record in the Premier League last season.
Spurs also have the best record again this campaign, conceding just three goals from their opening seven games.
Victor Wanyama and Dier should be the defensive midfielders, with star man Mousa Dembele facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen have been consistent players for Spurs in the last 12 months and must continue in the side, meaning Georges-Kevin N’Koudou will be restricted to the bench.
Heung-Min Son should continue to lead the line for Spurs in the continued absence of Harry Kane, and he is the in-form player at the club.
The attacker has scored five goals in just six games this season and should keep out Dutch forward Vincent Janssen who has struggled since his arrival.
In other Tottenham team news, their fringe player has revealed whether he regrets signing for Pochettino.