Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v West Brom: Sissoko axed as Pochettino tweaks tactics
By Dominic Toner
Eric Dier is set to replace Moussa Sissoko in the Tottenham starting XI for the Premier League meeting with West Brom.
Mauricio Pochettino is set to make just one change to his side and Frenchman Sissoko will be the unfortunate player to miss out.
The change will see Spurs revert back to 4-2-3-1 after successfully using a 4-1-4-1 formation against Manchester City.
Dier, 22, proved his fitness during the international break with England and is set to be restored to the side, despite Sissoko performing well in the 2-0 win against Man City in their last league outing.
Harry Kane remains the club’s only player out with injury, but Pochettino is also likely to be cautious over midfielder Mousa Dembele.
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The Belgian is unlikely to be risked as he returns from a hamstring injury, with Spurs entering a busy schedule of five games in just 15 days.
Pochettino has a full selection of defenders to pick from and is set to stick with the trusted backline of last season.
Spurs currently have the best defensive record in the Premier League and have conceded just three goals in their first seven matches.
Victor Wanyama has settled extremely well at White Hart Lane since his summer arrival and is set to partner Dier in front of the defence.
The attacking trio of Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are likely to keep their places, with the latter scoring his second goal of the season against Man City.
In-form attacker Heung-Min Son is expected to lead the line instead of Vincent Janssen and he has scored five goals in just six games this season.
Spurs are the only unbeaten side still in the top-flight and will hope to continue that run against West Brom.
In other Tottenham team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Eriksen’s display for Denmark during the international break.