Tottenham expected 3-4-3 v Everton: 25-year-old axed in one change
By Derek Smithson
Tottenham are expected to make one change to their starting line-up when they travel to Everton on Saturday in the Premier League.
Spurs are set to make just one adjustment from the team that drew 1-1 against Burnley before the international break, with defender Davinson Sanchez replacing Heung-Min Son in the team.
Mauricio Pochettino is likely to give summer signing Sanchez his full Premier League debut in defence and he will form part of a new-look back-line.
Meanwhile, 25-year-old Son is set to be the casualty from the starting XI after struggling to make an impact against Burnley.
The attacker contributed with a superb 21 goals last season across all competitions, but is taking his time to get back up to speed during this campaign.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
The undisputed number one Hugo Lloris is set to continue in goal for Spurs and will hoping to keep out a dangerous Everton team.
He could be protected by a three-man defence of Sanchez, Toby Alderweirled and Jan Verotnghen.
That leaves Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies as the wing-back options, but the former does face a late fitness doubt ahead of Everton.
Another summer signing Serge Aurier is not expected to start following his return from international duty and emerging youngster Kyle Walker-Peters is pushing for a spot, but Trippier is likely to start if he passes his fitness test.
Eric Dier and Moussa Dembele are set to continue as the midfield in the centre of the park, with Victor Wanyama ruled out for the next few weeks with a knee injury.
That will leave the familiar trio of Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Dele Alli to continue in the attacking area.
Kane will be desperate to notch up his first Premier League goal of the season after winning the golden boot in the last two consecutive campaigns.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter after their defender shined on international duty.