Pochettino to make 2 key changes – Strongest 4-2-3-1 Tottenham XI to face Cardiff City

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur line-up to face Cardiff City in the PL

Tottenham Hotspur were soundly beaten 4-2 by Barcelona at their own turf as Leo Messi and co. ran riot on the night. Mauricio Pochettino will be worried as a number of stars are out injured.

The Lilywhites now take on Cardiff City at home in the Premier League this weekend. The Bluebirds have been in dreadful form and Pochettino will be hoping to pick up a win before the start of the international break.

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Pochettino was boosted by the return of Hugo Lloris, although the Frenchman was utterly poor against Barcelona. Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Serge Aurier, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are all out for this game.

Probable Tottenham Hotspur XI

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Hugo Lloris (GK)

The French World Cup winner endured a dismal outing against Barcelona but he should retain his spot.

Kieran Trippier (RB)

Trippier’s supply will be vital in the absence of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

Toby Alderweireld (CB)

The Belgian was poor against Barcelona in midweek but he too should retain his place against the Bluebirds given Vertonghen is also out injured.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

The Colombian is usually reliable at the back but looked shaky against the Spanish Champions. He will be aiming to bounce back this weekend.

Danny Rose (LB)

Rose should return to the line-up for this fixture in order to provide Davies with some rest.

Harry Winks (RCM)

Winks has impressed in patches since coming into the side. He should play this fixture as well.

Eric Dier (LCM)

Though Dier has been poor until now, he could be fielded in place of Victor Wanyama to avoid further injuries.

Lucas Moura (RAM)

Moura’s pace and trickery on the ball should pose all sorts of problems for a fragile Cardiff defence.

Lucas Moura

Erik Lamela (CAM)

Lamela has seen a surge in his form this season and the Argentine is picking up goals as well. He needs to keep this up as a number of players are out for Tottenham.

Son Heung-Min (LAM)

The South Korean is yet to kickstart his season after returning from the Asian Games. There’s every chance that will happen against the Bluebirds.

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Harry Kane (ST)

The English captain seems to be in form going into this game and his goals will be vital in the absence of the others.

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