Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Bournemouth: Star duo omitted
By Emma Sanders
Tottenham are expected to be without key centre-back Toby Alderweireld for a second consecutive match and Danny Rose could also miss out.
The Belgian defender was missing as Spurs drew 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen and will unlikely return for a few games so Eric Dier should replace him at centre-back.
Danny Rose is also an injury concern for Maurcio Pochettino after the left-back was seen leaving the stadium in a protective boot this week.
The obvious replacement would be Ben Davies and he should slot straight in at left-back, not causing too much disruption to the back four.
Alongside Dier and Jan Vertonghen in defence, Kyle Walker should return to the starting line-up after being rested against Leverkusen on Tuesday evening.
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In Harry Kane’s absence, Son Heung-Min is expected to start up front after scoring four goals in five league games so far this season.
Play-makers Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen will most likely line-up in midfield once again, with Victor Wanyama providing much need defensive protection.
Hugo Lloris will also start after his heroics during the mid-week Champions League clash as Tottenham hope to keep their sixth clean sheet in all competitions so far.
Pochettino’s side remain unbeaten in the Premier League and will be favourites to pick up all three points on the weekend too.
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