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Predicted Tottenham Line-up To Face Leicester City In The Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur will embark on a trip to the King Power Stadium this midweek, as they gear up to take on Leicester City on Tuesday night.  

The Lilywhites are without a win in their last two Premier League games, having lost 2-0 to Arsenal in the North London derby, before playing out a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion this past weekend at the Wembley Stadium. And manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to turn things around with a win over Claude Puel’s men and move back into the top-4 in the table.  

Team News 

Midfielder Harry Winks is a doubt for the game due to illness and will undergo a late fitness test. Defensive mainstay Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama are ruled out until the new year with hamstring and knee injuries respectively.  

Here’s how Spurs might line up against the Foxes on Tuesday:

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino  

Formation: 3-4-2-1 

Hugo Lloris (GK) 

Having let in goals in the past two games, the club captain will be itching to get a clean sheet under his belt against Leicester. 

Davinson Sanchez (CB) 

Has been a revelation since coming into the team in the summer and has developed into a key player. One of the first names on the team sheet.

Hugo Lloris

Eric Dier (CB) 

With Alderweireld still unavailable, Eric Dier should continue to deputise for the Belgian in the heart of the defence. 

Jan Vertonghen (CB) 

Completing the three-man backline for the North Londoners should be Jan Vertonghen. Hasn’t been all that great in the past few games and needs to step up.

Kieran Trippier (RWB) 

The England international is likely to be handed a start once again ahead of summer signing Serge Aurier, at the King Power.

Christian Eriksen (CM) 

The Danish playmaker has been some way off his best since returning from the international break but will need to start firing against Leicester.  

Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen

Mousa Dembele (CM) 

With Harry Winks doubtful for the game due to illness, Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele could be back in the starting XI.  

Danny Rose (LWB)

The England international may get the nod ahead of Welshman Ben Davies at the left wing-back position against Leicester.

Dele Alli (RAM)

The 21-year old too wasn’t at his best against West Brom this past weekend. Will want to set it right with a strong display at the King Power.

Son Heung-min (left) and Moussa Sissoko (right)

Son Heung-Min (LAM) 

Has been one of the few positives for Spurs in the past week or so. Should start once again in the attack.

Harry Kane (ST) 

Scored the equaliser against the Baggies in the previous game to save a point for his team and will want to add more to his tally of 9 Premier League goals, on Tuesday. 

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Construction News (h/t Independent) claims to have first-hand accounts of workers under the influence of alcohol and drugs at our new stadium.

Tottenham’s £850m new home has been hit by numerous delays and the club haven’t shared a final date for the launch of the stadium.

A source speaking to Construction News (h/t Independent) said:

“I’ve not worked on a site like that in a long, long time.

“There were people off their heads, drinking cans first thing in the morning before going on to site and snorting coke in the toilets.”

However, Mace have denied such claims and a company spokesperson claimed that tests were carried out regularly to ensure the safety of the staff.

The personnel was quoted by the Independent saying:

“We carry out regular random drugs and alcohol testing to ensure that our rules are enforced throughout our supply chain. Any concerns about specific health and safety risks should have been flagged to Mace health and safety staff on the project.”

Our new stadium was expected to be completed for the game against Liverpool on 15th September but Tottenham will continue playing their home games at Wembley.

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This latest report will be a further blow to Tottenham as the stadium is behind schedule and we had reported that the home might not be ready before 2019.

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“The season is saved”, “This is the signing you make?” – Some Spurs fans unhappy with latest deal by club

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Tottenham haven’t done all that well in recent games with three losses on the spin. The Premier League loss against Liverpool was tough to take but the 2-1 defeat at Inter Milan was even worse.

We were leading till the 85th minute before Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino got the goals at San Siro.

Tottenham bounced back with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion but prior to that, the team had time to pose for a new range of apparel from Hugo Boss.

A post from the Spurs Twitter account revealed that our first-team squad would be sporting suits from the company from the ‘Create Your Look’ line.

Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and a host of other players and staff were pictured in the dapper suits.

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Lamela stars: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion

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Tottenham got back to winning ways after three successive defeats, thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela.

Glenn Murray handled the ball late in the first half which allowed Kane to score from the spot. The home team came at us with all they had in the second half and Paulo Gazzaniga pulled off a great save before Danny Rose crossed in for Lamela to slot in our second.

Anthony Knockaert pulled one back in stoppage time to make it a nervous last minute or so but we held on for all three points.

There were a few heroes on the pitch today and here are the player ratings from the game.

Paulo Gazzaniga – 6.5/10

The youngster did pretty well and made one good save to deny Knockaert. He couldn’t do much regarding the goal he conceded.

Kieran Trippier – 6/10

Trippier didn’t have the greatest time as he struggled a bit and even got a yellow card for a needless foul.

Toby Alderweireld – 7.5/10

The Belgian had a great chance to score early on and did a great job at keeping things tight for Spurs.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

Vertonghen didn’t have a lot to do at the back but he helped us to an important win in the final few minutes of the game.

Danny Rose – 7/10

Rose got the assist for the second goal but didn’t have the greatest of games for us. The Englishman should have done better for the goal we conceded.

Eric Dier – 5.5/10

This was another poor performance from the Englishman as he kept on making the wrong passes and losing possession.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

The Belgian had a decent outing as his passing was good and kept things ticking for Spurs in the middle of the park.

Son Heung-min – 6/10

This was a quiet outing for the South Korean and he should have done more to help Spurs get all three points.

Christian Eriksen – 6/10

Another player who seemed to be out of touch was Eriksen. He must do a lot more if he is to keep his place in the team.

Lucas Moura – 6.5/10

The Brazilian tried to do things but they weren’t coming off. He did have a role in the second goal and was later subbed by Dele Alli.

Harry Kane – 6.5/10

Kane scored the penalty but couldn’t get another shot away as Brighton did well at keeping him quiet.

Substitutes

Erik Lamela – 7.5/10

The Argentine changed things as he provided an attacking outlet. He did well for the goal and maybe should start more games.

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Dele Alli – N/A

The Englishman didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference to the game.

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