Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Leicester: 23-year-old rested in two changes
By Danny Wright
Tottenham could be expected to make two changes to their starting line-up to face Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Thursday as Mauricio Pochettino looks to keep his side fresh.
Spurs have not long come off the back of a hard-fought 2-1 win over Manchester United and Eric Dier and Kieran Tripper could be rested.
Dier, 23, is likely to be replaced by Mousa Dembele while Kyle Walker could return to the starting line-up in the place of Trippier.
The two starters against United are the most likely to be rested because there are simple replacements for them that are up to first-team standards while injuries ravage other roles in the squad.
Hugo Lloris is likely to keep his place in goal behind a back four of Ben Davies, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Walker.
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Danny Rose remains doubtful for a return at left-back.
Victor Wanyama is expected to keep his place in the centre of midfield due to his goal and impressive performance against Man United on Sunday. He is likely to start next to Dembele.
Things could remain unchanged in attack as Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen start behind Harry Kane in the lone striker role.
Spurs are guaranteed to finish in second place, their highest ever Premier League finish, regardless of what happens in their last two fixtures against Leicester and Hull.
Craig Shakespeare’s side also have no worries of their own but could be gunning for a top-half finish following a miraculous surge up the table in recent months.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Neville has admitted that he was wrong about Spurs.