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22nd Apr, 2017 | 11:26am

Tottenham fans urge Pochettino to start 25-year-old against Chelsea

By Amir Mir

Tottenham take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday evening at Wembley – and fans on Twitter have urged Mauricio Pochettino to start Victor Wanyama.

The 25-year-old has not started a match for his team since their 2-0 win against Burnley in early April.

Wanyama had missed two of his side’s last three matches because of injury as he recently made a brief substitution appearance against Bournemouth.

As a result, the Tottenham supporters now want their midfield powerhouse to start against their London neighbours in this crucial encounter.

The last time Spurs played Chelsea was in January at White Hart Lane, with the home team securing an impressive 2-0 win.

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On that day, Wanyama’s performance stood out as he bossed the likes of N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park and nullified the threat of Eden Hazard.

Therefore, it is no surprise that fans want him to return to the starting XI as some were unsure of who the Kenyan is going to replace in the team.

One fan stated that Son Heung-Min, who has scored five goals in his last five matches, should be the player axed from the starting XI.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Over the course of the season, Wanyama has played 40 games in all competitions for his side, scoring three goals and picking up ten yellow cards.

After a number of seasons of indiscipline on the field of play, Wanyama is now beginning to show maturity as a player.

Considering he plays in the middle of the park and his task is to win the ball from the opponents, Wanyama has done very well not to add more bookings to his name or see red.

In other Tottenham news, Mousa Dembele has offered his thoughts on the Chelsea game and the league impact going into the game.

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