Predicted Tottenham line-up to face Newcastle in the Premier League
After beating Watford with a last-minute goal, Tottenham would be aiming to keep their winning form going in the league when they face Newcastle United at Wembley this Saturday. Fernando Llorente scored the winner for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who are now just two points behind second-placed Manchester City, and seven behind leaders Liverpool.
Since Spurs are the ones who will play first this weekend, a win will put them second in the table and close the gap at the top for a few hours at least. However, it won’t be easy as the Magpies come into this game after beating the Cityzens on Tuesday night. Hence, expect a close contest.
Harry Kane and Dele Alli won’t return before the second week of March. Heung-Min Son finished the game on Wednesday with a cramp. Ben Davies is out with a groin injury.
Probable Tottenham XI
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
Hugo Lloris (GK)
He could have done better to prevent the Watford goal on Wednesday, but remains the first-choice keeper in the team.
Toby Alderweireld (RCB)
The Belgian has been a rock at the back for many a year. He is expected to start on the right-hand side of the defence.
Davinson Sanchez (CB)
The Colombian is favoured at the centre of a three-man defence. He should start there on Saturday with a possibility of battling with Salomon Rondon.
Jan Vertonghen (LCB)
The Belgian is more suited to the left-hand side of the defence and that is where he is expected to start this weekend.
Kieran Trippier (RWB)
Serge Aurier started on Wednesday, hence, we could see a rotation in that position with Trippier taking his place.
Moussa Sissoko (CM)
He has been a fantastic player for Spurs this season in the middle of the park. Expect the Frenchman to start this weekend.
Eric Dier (CDM)
Harry Winks has played a lot of games in the past few weeks. Hence, we may see Dier coming in at defensive midfield.
Christian Eriksen (CM)
The Dane will start as a central midfielder but will have the license to roam around the midfield and influence the game in an attacking sense.
Danny Rose (LWB)
With Davies still out, Rose is almost certain to keep his place at left wing-back.
Lucas Moura (SS)
Son wasn’t ready to play 90 minutes against Watford but the manager kept him on. As a result, the South Korean was gasping at the final whistle. Hence, we could see him on the bench on Saturday, with Moura starting the game.
Fernando Llorente (ST)
After missing a simple chance, the Spaniard scored the winner against Watford. He would be confident going into this game.