By Russell Edge
Tottenham fans have taken to social media to react to news that both Danny Rose and Ben Davies have been named to start in the club’s League Cup clash with West Ham on Wednesday evening.
The Lilywhites confirmed their starting XI via their official Twitter account, with Mauricio Pochettino choosing to make seven changes from the side which confidently saw off Liverpool over the weekend.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 25, 2017
Perhaps the most notable inclusion is that of Danny Rose, who makes his first start for the club in just under nine months after his injury layoff.
However he is surprisingly joined by fellow left back Ben Davies in the starting line up, who himself is returning from a layoff, the Welsh international having suffered from illness to keep him out of the last two matches.
Fans were perplexed by the decision to start the duo, but were also delighted to see Rose back in the starting XI, and turned to Twitter to voice their opinions.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
Poch is a man of wonders. Two LB?
— wesh (@waweru_jb) October 25, 2017
The best left back in the world is back along with Danny Rose 😍
— Sam (@thfcswils) October 25, 2017
Don't care if it's the Mickey Mouse cup, it's a derby. Love this lineup and ecstatic to see my man Danny rose back in the team!!! #COYS
— Nathan Wilson (@theNwilson3) October 25, 2017
Danny Rose is back….time for retribution Rosey
— Charlotte Smith (@smithyspurs1985) October 25, 2017
Danny Rose 🌹, first start since January! Get in 💪! Now come on you beautiful Spursssssss 💖💖💖
— unfollow this please (@Spursgirl8) October 25, 2017
Will b interesting to see how Ben Davies and Danny rose work next to each other
— Dazza THfc (@darrenpage1983) October 25, 2017
Good move to ease Rose back in with Davies sitting in behind and ready to take on some leg work if needed this Cup has it advantages COYS
— THFCsince66 (@1966THFC) October 25, 2017
Spurs come into the game off the back of a 4-1 win over Liverpool which is in stark contrast to West Ham’s last match, which saw them humbled at home by Brighton in a 3-0 defeat.
The two sides have already met once this season, with Spurs coming out on top in a 3-2 win at the London Stadium, despite having seen Serge Aurier sent off for two bookable offences.
Pochettino’s side saw off Barnsley in a nervy 1-0 win at Wembley in the last round of the League Cup, while West Ham have beaten both Cheltenham and Bolton to reach the round of 16.
In other Tottenham team news, this duo are a doubt for the club’s clash with Manchester United on Saturday.