Winks Out, Son Heung-min To Start – Strongest 3-4-2-1 Tottenham Line-up To Face Leicester City

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. 

  • Leslie Crawford

    No matter how bad Dele and Eriksen play they start the next match,we have no competition for places.We could be in trouble playing only Dembele as defensive cover in midfield as he is used to having Wanyama,Dier or Winks beside him.Poch is more likely to play Sissoko with Dembele and should consider dropping Dele with Eriksen and Son behind Kane.Sonny always gives 100 per cent effort and deserves to start.Hopefully we will see the long awaited Lamela return.