Predicted Tottenham Line Up To Face West Ham – Mason, Dier And Lamela To Start

Mauricio Pochettino

A crucial month of march starts for Spurs as they are launching their bid for the Barclays Premier League title this season. None of the big boys seem to be interested in it and Spurs have latched on to every opportunity that has come their way to take it and run away. They have won 6 in 6 which included the hard away game against Manchester City which they won on late, similarly to the Swansea game where they had to dig deep to beat Fabianski who was too adamant to not let anything through.

But that is the mark of a champion team. They keep fighting, they dig deep when they have to. Spurs do so and as it was said on BBC MOTD2, every title winning side has had a top goalie in their 11. Spurs probably have the best goalie in the league in Hugo Lloris. The club captain has saved numerous crucial 3 points this season and will look to do the same against local rivals, West Ham.

Pochettino has rotated his full backs in almost every game so far, thereby managing the energy levels of his small squad to perfection. It’s worked so far and there is no reason to believe why it won’t against West Ham as well. Trippier and Davies should start with Wimmer and Alderweireld in the centre. The Belgian has been a no nonsense old school center half and Spurs have made the signing of the summer in Toby.

Dembele is still out injured and Bentaleb seems to have fallen down the pecking order but the return of Ryan Mason is a boon for Spurs. Dier will partner the England international in the middle, while Delle Alli was not seen training after Swansea, Lamela, Chadli and Eriksen are poised to start as the trio behind Kane, who will be looking to score and regain the touch before the all important North London derby that’s not far away in the fixture list.

A crucial couple of games ahead for Spurs and if they want to continue their title bid. A commanding win is the first step towards it. It won’t be easy, but a 2 – 0 win for Spurs is my prediction.

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Written by Alankrith Shankar

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