Two Tottenham attackers axed as Poch rings the changes for clash v Bournemouth
By Richard Parks
Tottenham are set to make five changes as Mauricio Pochettino shakes up his team for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth, according to a report.
Football London claim the Spurs boss is likely to axe star attacking midfield pair Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min for the clash at the Vitality Stadium.
It is said that Pochettino will make amendments to the side that suffered Champions League heartache at the hands of Juventus in midweek to freshen up his side.
Football London report that Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela are set to replace Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Alli and Son from the midweek starting XI.
Tottenham expected (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dembele; Lucas, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.
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Football Insider verdict:
It would represent a radical overhaul were Pochettino to axe both Alli and Son given their capacity to create and score goals. The England international has been slightly below par in recent times, but the south Korean is in the form of his life and has been one of the most improved players in the Premier League in the last two seasons. Lamela and Moura are capable performers, but neither has yet demonstrated the sheer goal threat that Son offers.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has been at the centre of a huge Spurs dressing room bust-up.