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Dier To Replace Vertonghen – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Line-Up To Face Manchester City

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After a comfortable victory over the Baggies last weekend at home, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will face a tricky test this week as they travel to the Etihad to face a Manchester City side that has taken just 3 points from their last 3 Premier League games. Spurs are in great form at the moment, winning each of their last 6 league games and are currently in the 2nd place, 7 points off Chelsea.

A win in this game against City can take them close to Chelsea and will also reduce one less potential competition for the title in this busy month. Pochettino is not expected to make too many changes and will stick to his strongest side.

Here is the predicted lineup that he might field for this game:

Team News:

The manager does not have too many injuries to worry about as Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen are the only players absent for this game.

Expected lineup (4-2-3-1):

Hugo Lloris:

The French international is one of the best players in his position in the league and is a regular starter for the team this season.

Kyle Walker:

The English defender has been in great form and his team will need him to be at his best to take all three points from this game.

Toby Alderweireld:

Having put in a superlative performance against the Baggies, Alderweireld will be high on confidence going into this game against Manchester City.

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Eric Dier:

In the absence of Vertonghen, Pochettino should stick with Eric Dier to partner Alderweireld at the back for Spurs.

Danny Rose:

Arguably the best left-back in the competition, Rose will have his hands full against a free-flowing City attack away from home.

Victor Wanyama:

The former Southampton man has been in sublime form this season and is expected to start in front of the back four for the visitors in this game.

Mousa Dembele:

One of the first names on the team-sheet for Spurs, Dembele was decent in the previous outing and should keep his place in the side for this game.

Christian Eriksen:

The Dane has found some form recently and has been effective in front of goal in the last few games. He will hope to have a similar game this weekend against Manchester City.

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Dele Alli:

The English midfielder is integral to the plans at the White Hart Lane this season and Pochettino should play him just behind Kane for this trip to the Etihad.

Heung Min-Son:

The Korean international has not been able to replicate his form from the start of the season but he will get his chance to do so at the weekend.

Harry Kane:

The biggest threat for Manchester City on the night, Harry Kane is fresh from a treble against the Baggies and will be full of confidence going into this clash at the top of the table.