By Richard Parks
Tottenham are set to make nine changes to their starting XI for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Huddersfield at Wembley, according to a report.
Football London claim manager Mauricio Pochettino will stick with only two of the players who began Wednesday’s 6-1 FA Cup win over League One minnows Rochdale.
It is said that Eric Dier and Son Heung-Min, who had a penalty chalked off in midweek for halting in mid run-up, are likely to be the only players who keep their places as the Argentine selects what he believes to be his strongest available XI.
It will mean that there will be no starts for big name like Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Erik Lamela and £26million January signing Lucas Moura, as well as midweek hat-trick hero Fernando Llorente.
Tottenham expected (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.
Football Insider verdict:
The one player selection that is likely to trouble fans is Serge Aurier. The right-back was wretched in the win at Crystal Palace last weekend, missing an open goal and securing an unwanted Premier League record with three foul throws in the same match. The Ivory Coast international is seen by many as an accident waiting to happen, with his rash tackling and propensity for giving away needless fouls a real problem to an otherwise solid backline. There will be plenty of hearts in mouths this afternoon at Wembley every time Aurier makes a tackle in and around the box.