Tottenham expected 3-5-2 v Man City: International ace overlooked to replace Vertonghen
By Amir Mir
Tottenham could make one change to their side when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side recorded a comfortable 4-0 win against West Brom last time out to maintain their place in the top four.
However, that victory came at the expense of a costly injury as centre-back Jan Vertonghen who injured his ankle ligaments which could seem him sidelined for a few months.
As a result, 24-year-old defender Kevin Wimmer may be his replacement as Pochettino could opt to utilise the Austrian in his favoured 3-5-2 formation.
It means Wales International ace, Ben Davies, who has produced the goods when called upon could be overlooked.
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Pochettino used this formation to beat leaders Chelsea over a fortnight ago and could do the same against Pep Guardiola’s men who are three points behind their London rivals.
Striker Harry Kane, who netted a hat-trick last time out, could start alongside the in-form Dele Alli with Christian Eriksen looking to pull the strings in behind.
Midfield duo Victor Wanyama and Moussa Dembele may start in the middle of the park as they could play a key part in who wins the contest.
Additionally, Pochettino could also continue to use Kyle Walker and Danny Rose as wings backs as their pace, power and ability on the ball is a threat to any defensive line.
It means the Argentine might then play Eric Dier, Jan Veronghen and Wimmer in a back three as the ever reliable Hugo Lloris could keep his place between the sticks.
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