Tottenham forward to be axed for clash against Swansea - Guardian

By Harry Sykes

Tottenham are set to axe Son Heung-Min for Saturday’s clash against Swansea City, according to a report.

The Guardian predict that the south Korean forward will be omitted from the starting XI to make way for Dele Alli.

The England international was suspended for the Wednesday’s impressive 3-1 Champions League win against Borussia Dortmund in which Son scored the opening goal.

The Guardian’s expected starting XI states that manager Mauricio Pochettino will stick with nine of the team who triumphed in midweek, with Serge Aurier also dropping out to make way for Kieran Trippier.

Son has started only two of Tottenham’s five matches this season despite racking up 21 goals in all competitions in 2016-17, 14 of which came in the league.

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Spurs have accumulated seven points from their opening four Premier League matches of the season and are back in action domestically on Saturday evening, when they host Swansea at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team begin the weekend in fifth, while the visitors are in 14th.

Their top scorers in the Premier League are Alli and Kane, with two apiece, although the latter took his haul for the campaign to four with his midweek double.

In other Tottenham transfer news, a speed machine is to agree a deal after a £25million bid from Spurs.

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