Tottenham expected 4-2-3-1 v Sunderland: Star name axed in one of three changes
By Harvey Byrne
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to make three changes to his side as they host Sunderland at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are likely to drop out of the side’s attack following the 2-1 defeat suffered at the hands of Monaco in midweek.
It is looking as though Dele Alli will push forward and take up Son’s role in the attacking trio, rather than in a midfield two, where he featured against the Ligue 1 side.
Moussa Dembele is likely to come into the side with Alli pushed forward, while Netherlands international Vincent Janssen will be expected to come in for Kane, who’s started the new campaign in poor form.
Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela will be likley to support Janssen with the attacking midfield trio playing the majority of matches in the early stages of the new campaign.
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Dembele will also be expected to line-up in midfield alongside Eric Dier, with the Belgium international returning from a six-match suspension in midweek.
The back four will be likely to stay the same, as Ben Davies keeps his place at left-back with Danny Rose still an injury doubt after sustaining a hamstring injury while on international duty.
Hugo Lloris looks set to keep his place in goal over Michel Vorm and new signing Pau Lopez, with the experienced French star returning from an injury last week against Stoke.
Spurs last faced Sunderland in January, with the north London side running out comfortable 4-1 victors thanks to an Eriksen double alongside Kane and Dembele strikes.
The Black Cats have started the new season in poor form and David Moyes takes his side to London on the back of a 3-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Everton.
In other Tottenham team news, fans expressed their delight on Twitter after Harry Winks signed a new deal with the club.