Date: 16th November 2017 at 1:25pm
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By George Brooks

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to make two changes to his side ahead of the north London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Premier League returns this weekend after a two-week international break, with Spurs facing off against their bitter rivals in the early kick-off on Saturday lunchtime.

The big team news for Pochettino is that star players Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks are all expected to start.

All three players withdrew from the recent England squad through injury but should come back into the side for the Premier League clash.

It means 25-year-old attacker Heung-MIn Son is expected to drop to the bench.

With Toby Alderweireld out injured, midfielder Eric Dier is expected to drop into the back-three, as he has done for Spurs’ last two games.

He is expected to play alongside Jan Vertonghen, who has been declared fit after recovering from an ankle injury, and Davinson Sanchez.

Danny Rose is likely to start ahead of Ben Davies at left wing-back, after playing both games for England over the international break, with Serge Aurier on the opposite side.

Mousa Dembele, who has returned to full fitness after a series of minor knocks, is expected to start alongside the returning Winks in the centre of the Tottenham midfield, in the place of Moussa Sissoko.

With Hugo Lloris injured and Michel Vorm also a doubt, Paulo Gazzaniga should start in goal after impressing on his Spurs debut with a clean sheet against Crystal Palace.

Tottenham would move seven points clear of Arsenal in the Premier League table with a victory on Saturday.

In other Tottenham news, Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has made a bold prediction ahead of the north London derby.

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