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Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Leicester: Pochettino to make nine changes

By Amir Mir

Tottenham could make nine changes to the side that welcomes Premier League champions Leicester to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs were knocked out of the League Cup on Tuesday night against Liverpool, with manager Mauricio Pochettino fielding a youthful side.

But the Argentine is likely to bring back his senior players, as the north London club look to maintain their unbeaten record in the league this season.

First team regulars Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Moussa Dembele, Victor Wanyama, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker and Hugo Lloris could all return to the starting XI.

As a result Georges Nkoudou, Tom Carroll, Josh Onomah, Harry Winks, Ben Davies, Kevin Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Kieran Tripper and Michel Vorm are likely to be axed.

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Spurs have scored only one goal in their last three league fixtures, but Pochettino could continue with Janssen up front, who is struggling for form.

Additionally, Pochettino will be hoping Son can rediscover the form that saw his being named player of the month for September, with Alli playing in behind and Eriksen out wide.

In midfield the north London club could stick with the ever-present Wanyama, alongside Dembele, with Spurs accepting a charge on Moussa Sissoko by the FA, over his alleged elbow on Bournemouth’s Harry Arter.

The ever-dangerous and reliable full-backs Walker and Rose are likely to return, with Eric Dier playing alongside Vertonghen at the heart of the club’s defence.

In other Tottenham team news, Eric Dier believes it is too early to discuss Spurs’ title challenge.