By Emma Sanders

Eric Dier should be axed from the starting XI when Tottenham take on Burnley on Sunday if Mousa Dembele is fit enough to return.

The 29-year-old missed the 3-0 victory against Hull on Wednesday evening and faces a late fitness test ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash.

Dier returned to midfield on Wednesday evening after filling in for Toby Alderweireld at centre-back but he should be axed to make way for Dembele, should he be available for selection.

Dembele should line-up alongside Victor Wanyama in the holding midfield roles while Moussa Sissoko should retain his place on the wing despite recent criticism.

Christian Eriksen was sensational against Hull and after scoring an important brace, he should start again for the clash at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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The Danish international should be joined by Dele Alli, whose form has improved in recent games, as well as Sissoko as part of an attacking front three.

Harry Kane is the obvious choice to start up front because Son Heung-Min and Vincent Janssen do not provide enough competition.

Youngsters Josh Onomah and Harry Winks miss out but could be used as substitutions, while the back four has returned to full strength and should not be changed.

Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are one of the best centre-back pairings in the league so are obvious choices to start ahead of Huge Lloris in goal.

The Belgian duo should be joined in the back four by Danny Rose at left-back and Kyle Walker at right-back. The England internationals both provided assists on Wednesday and continue to be a threat for Tottenham going forward.

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