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Dier To Start At The Back, Wanyama In – Strongest 3-4-3 Tottenham Lineup To Face Champions Chelsea

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Predicted Tottenham Lineup To Face Chelsea In The Premier League

In just the second weekend of the Premier League, the top two teams from the points table in the previous season, take on each other, in what could be an explosive game at Wembley. Tottenham Hotspur, who play their home games this season at the sensational stadium, welcome last year’s Champions Chelsea, who are healing from an embarrassing loss to Burnley in the first game of their campaign.

Spurs managed to take all three points from their trip to the St James’ Park last weekend and will hope to inflict some early pain on Conte’s men this weekend. This will be Spurs’ first home game, out of many this season and Pochettino will want his men to make a strong statement.

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Pochettino will be without the services of Danny Rose, Eric Lamela and Kieran Trippier, who remain the only injury issues for the club ahead of this tie. The manager might shift to a 3-man defensive system to try and give Chelsea a run for their money.

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Formation: 3-4-3

GK – Hugo Lloris

The French shot stopper has been the first choice for Pochettino and kept a clean sheet in the first game. He will hope to have a similar time this weekend too.

CB – Eric Dier

The versatile midfielder played in central midfield last game but should be a part of the back-3 that Pochettino is expected to change to, in this game.

CB – Toby Alderweireld

The Belgian beast was hardly troubled by Newcastle but he will have a bigger test this weekend against the likes of Morata and Batshuayi from Chelsea.

Jan Vertonghen

CB –Jan Vertonghen

Completing the backline should be Vertonghen, who is expected to face Brazilian ace Willian in this game. He will have to be at his best to stop the tricky winger.

RWB – Kyle Walker-Peters

The lack of a first choice right-back should see Pochettino stick with the youngster, who had a decent time against the Magpies last weekend.

CM –Victor Wanyama

Was used from the bench in the previous game but with Dier acting as a CB, he is expected to start this game in the midfield.

CM – Mousa Dembele

The Belgian playmaker was immense last game and will be up against N’Golo Kante, in what could be a sensational battle on Sunday.

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Harry Kane (left) and Dele Alli (right)

LWB – Ben Davies

In the absence of Danny Rose, Pochettino has no option but to use Ben Davies, who has been solid at the back for Spurs for almost six months now. He scored one of the two goals in the previous game and will be high on confidence at the moment.

RW – Christian Eriksen

The Danish international is one of the most important players for Spurs and he needs to have a good game if his side are to derail Chelsea in this game.

LW – Dele Alli

The English playmaker opened the scoring for Spurs this season and he will be looking to make a similar impact in this tie against the Blues.

ST – Harry Kane

The Golden Boot winner last season, Kane did not score against Newcastle and this game will be the perfect time for him to made amends.

This is how Tottenham might line up: