Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Swansea: 24-year-old axed
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham are expected to make only one change to their starting XI for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Swansea.
Danny Rose is available after missing the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea last weekend and is set to return at left-back for the fixture at White Hart Lane in place of Kevin Wimmer, 24.
The Austria international, who is normally a centre-back, stood in for Rose on the left side of the back line, as Ben Davies was also unavailable.
The Wales international is once again set to miss out due to injury this weekend, along with fellow long-term absentees Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela.
Eric Dier is likely to once again partner Jan Vertonghen in the centre of defence, which is likely to be protected by central midfield duo Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele.
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Given Mauricio Pochetinno’s unhappiness with the work ethic of Moussa Sissoko, it is likely that Son Heung-Min, who has been below par in recent weeks, will start on one flank, with Christian Eriksen, scorer of a sensational goal against Chelsea, on the other wing.
Dele Alli is likely to start in the central playmaker role behind Harry Kane, who will be looking to extend his run of four goals in four matches since returning from injury.
In other Tottenham team news, Spurs are to make a January approach for a Manchester United 27-year-old.