Tottenham Hotspur would aim to leapfrog Chelsea as well as Liverpool, when they face the latter at Anfield on Sunday. Spurs produced a sparkling performance against Manchester United on Wednesday. An 11th-second strike from Christian Eriksen and an own goal from Phil Jones guided Spurs to a deserved 2-0 win over United at Wembley.
At the weekend, Mauricio Pochettino’s side will face Liverpool, who ran out as comfortable 3-0 winners against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday. Expect a mouthwatering contest as both the sides bid to cement their place in the top four.
Spurs were handed a number of injury boosts ahead of their encounter with United. Danny Rose has overcome his injury and was named on the bench. Toby Alderweireld continues his rehabilitation as he nears full fitness. Meanwhile, new signing Lucas Moura is expected to play a part against Liverpool.
Lloris made an excellent save at the near post to deny Romelu Lukaku on Wednesday. He is an undoubted starter against Liverpool.
Much was questioned on how Trippier would cope with Alexis Sanchez or Anthony Martial after he was skinned by Manchester City’s Leroy Sane. Surprisingly, the England defender did very well and was a constant threat on the right-wing. His cross led to Phil Jones’ own goal.
Sanchez was solid as a rock against United and should start at the weekend.
Just like Sanchez, Vertonghen never gave much space for the United attackers to capitalise. However, should the FA visit the footages of him tussling with Ander Herrera, our defender could be in for a three-match ban.
Davies was disciplined, composed and offered a threat from the left flank. Tested De Gea with a low shot from outside the box in the second half. While Rose has attained full fitness, I think Pochettino will stick with Davies against Liverpool.
Dier was instrumental in breaking up United’s play whenever the visitors tried to threaten. Dier’s best position is in the midfield and not defence.
He was back to his old self against United. Earned a yellow card for the team when he put Jesse Lingard on the floor but was really solid overall. The Belgian dominated Paul Pogba and co. with his strength, breaking up play with his relentlessness and aggression. A sure starter against Liverpool!
Played his part in the first goal with his clever movement and was a constant threat throughout the game. He was lucky to have escaped with a yellow card for chopping down Alexis Sanchez. The England midfielder has looked more involved and influential in the recent few games.
Eriksen put in a man of the match performance, setting up the tone with a goal in just 11 seconds. He oozed class against United, caused them problems time and again and knitted Spurs’ play together with utmost calmness. The Dane showed why he is so vital for the club.
Son worked tirelessly on the left, got into some great positions and stung De Gea’s palms with a ripe shot. Looked selfish at times but no complaints as he has arguably been our best player in the last couple of months.
Seeking a 100th Premier League goal, Kane was fantastic on the night and gave the United defenders all kinds of problems. He scored against Liverpool at Wembley in the 4-1 victory and given the rich vein of form he is in, chances are high that he would get his landmark 100th PL goal.