Quintet omitted: This much-changed Tottenham XI would still smash Millwall
COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Tottenham should make five changes to their side on Sunday against Millwall and have enough firepower in their squad to make rotations.
Spurs are in a great position to reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup and must overcome League One opposition Millwall, who have already knocked out three Premier League teams this season.
The north London club would love to compete for silverware at Wembley, but securing a spot in the top four is arguably more important.
Mauricio Pochettino does have a strong squad at his disposal and although he shouldn’t take Millwall lightly, should be able to make some alterations.
Michel Vorm, Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko should come into the side and given the chance to impress.
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Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen should be dropped to the bench and rested after the 3-2 win over Everton in the last game.
This much-changed Spurs XI should still have more than enough to help the team progress through their quarter-final match.
There would be no harm bring Vorm into the starting XI against Millwall as he is one of the best number two goalkeepers in the Premier League, while Lloris can get a deserved rest.
Meanwhile, Wimmer can comfortably slot into a three-man defence alongside regulars Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier.
Trippier impressed during his last chance in the starting line-up and should come in for Walker, while Ben Davies continues at left wing-back in place of the injured Danny Rose.
Spurs’ academy graduate Harry Winks deserves a start and will be able to dictate the game against Millwall, while Victor Wanyama provides the defensive protection.
Meanwhile, fringe player Sissoko would be the only risk for Pochettino, but must be given the chance to try justify the £30million spent on him in the summer.
That would leave English duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli in attack, two players who the Millwall defence will fear facing.
In other Tottenham team news, Paul Merson has predicted the clash against Millwall.