Senior attacker axed in Pochettino 3-4-3: Tottenham best possible XI to face Everton
COMMENT By Derek Smithson
Tottenham should drop senior attacker Heung-Min Son from their starting line-up at the weekend for the away clash against Everton in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old is recognised as a senior member of the Spurs dressing room and has 90 appearances under his belt for the club.
However, he has made a slow start to the season and is yet to kick into full gear, meaning he should lose his place in the starting XI.
Mauricio Pochettino should make just the solo change from the side that drew with Burnley and defender Davinson Sanchez should replace Son in the team.
Sanchez should be handed his first start since his summer move and allow the manager to revert to his favoured 3-4-3 formation, something that worked so effectively last season.
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Son is certainly going to play an important role for Spurs during the course of the season, but on current form he should be benched and have to wait patiently for another opportunity.
Hugo Lloris should retain his spot in goal as he is one of the best shot stoppers in the Premier League, with Michel Vorm and Paulo Gazzaniga miles off his standard.
The defence should be made up of Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, who certainly have the potential to be the most formidable set-up in the division.
Sanchez is a perfect fit to be the right-sided defender due to his ball-playing abilities and can slot in alongside the reliable Belgian pair.
Kieran Trippier should be given one last chance to prove his worth before Serge Aurier returns to full fitness in the right wing-back position, while Ben Davies is the best option on the left flank during Danny Rose’s injury absence.
Spurs are without Victor Wanyama for the next few weeks, leaving Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele as the best options.
It will be a huge chance for Dier to cement the central midfield position during Wanyama’s absence and that should start against Everton.
In-form pair Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are easy selections for Pochettino to make in attack, while Harry Kane should be given another chance to end his mini goal drought.
In other Tottenham news, Dimitar Berbatov has delivered his verdict on the current squad.