Fan favourite axed, 6ft 2 powerhouse back in four changes: Tottenham expected XI v Leicester
The heat is off Tottenham.
After a blip against West Brom and a late surge from Chelsea threatened to keep Champions League football out of Tottenham’s new stadium next season, order was resumed in midweek as Spurs got the win they need to secure a top-four spot.
Harry Kane, who else, scored the goal and despite looking out of sorts we can’t see Mauricio Pochettino dropping his talisman from the last game of the season, with the Golden Boot still (sort of) in reach.
Kane looks like he’s in desperate need of a rest but we expect him to be wheeled out one last time before he gets a short break before the World Cup finals next month.
Pochettino has other problems too and is desperate for the win that will secure third place in the Premier League.
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However, it’s looking like he’s going to have to do without Serge Aurier (hamstring), Mousa Dembele (ankle), Kieran Trippier (knee) and Victor Wanyama (thigh), although Eric Dier should be fit to take his place back in the centre of midfield.
Pochettino also hinted that Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth would come in, with the latter getting his Premier League debut if picked.
Toby Alderweireld is fit but seemingly unlikely to play – possibly ever again – meaning Davinson Sanchez should get the nod with Foyth, with fan favourite Jan Vertonghen looking far from 100% in midweek.
Here is the starting XI we expect Pochettino to go with against Leicester:
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