Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Bournemouth: Two changes as 29-year-old axed
By Matt Bullin
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to make two changes to his side to face Bournemouth in the lunchtime kick off this Saturday.
Last time out Spurs thrashed Watford 4-0 as Son Heung-min bagged a brace, while Eric Dier and Dele Alli also found the net.
Harry Kane made his return from injury as a late substitute in the game, so he is expected to start ahead of Vincent Janssen versus Eddie Howe’s side.
Victor Wanyama has also returned from a lay-off, and is likely to replace Moussa Dembele in the centre of the park.
Other than those two changes the side is expected to be the same and Pochettino is expected to name the same back five.
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Hugo Lloris will almost definitely remain in goal, while Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are likely to stay in defence.
Kyle Walker is available to start, but it is expected that Kieron Trippier will retain his starting spot after a fine performance against Watford where he provided an assist.
Dier has two goals in two games now so he will likely start too.
Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen have all been in red-hot form in recent weeks, and it is assumed they will line up in a fluid trio behind Kane.
A win for Spurs will see them cut the gap to league leaders Chelsea to just four points, although it may be for just a day, as Antonio Conte’s men face Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
A win for Bournemouth will lift them away from the drop zone and, if results go their way, they could go to 10th.
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