Connect with us

ARTICLES

Kane and Eriksen Out, Llorente To Start- Strongest 3-4-2-1 Tottenham Line-up To Face APOEL Nicosia

Published

on

Predicted Tottenham Line-up To Face APOEL Nicosia In Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur will conclude their Champions League group stage with a home match against APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday. While Spurs have already reached the knockout stages as group winners, our manager Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to get back to winning ways after watching his side fail to secure a victory in their last four league games.

Domestically we’ve had a rough time recently but our performances have been very good as far as Europe is concerned. After taking 4 points off defending champions Real Madrid, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic heading into the next phase of the competition.

Meanwhile, APOEL needs to better Borussia Dortmund’s result against Madrid to be certain of finishing third and securing a place in the Europa League.

Team News

Harry Kane, Spurs’ top-scorer with 16 goals this season, will miss Apoel Nicosia’s visit to Wembley along with midfielders Christian Eriksen, Kieran Trippier and Eric Dier. Hugo Lloris will also be rested for the game.

Tottenham will be without Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama, while Erik Lamela, just back from a long-term hip problem, is ineligible as he was not included in the club’s initial Champions League squad.

However, our gaffer confirmed in the press conference earlier that academy players Kazaiah Sterling and Luke Amos will be part of tomorrow’s matchday squad to face APOEL.

Here’s how Spurs might line up against APOEL on Wednesday:

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino 

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Michel Vorm (GK)

Michel Vorm will start in goal after our manager has confirmed Lloris will be given a much-needed rest.

Juan Foyth (CB)

Juan Foyth is expected to get a rare start. The summer signing has to take this opportunity with open arms.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

Sanchez was dismissed in the second-half against Watford for elbowing Richarlison, on Saturday. He will miss three games in the domestic arena after Spurs chose not to appeal, but is eligible to play in Europe.

Jan Vertonghen (CB)

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

 

Harry Winks (left)

Kyle Walker-Peters (RWB)

The academy product must have waited a lot to get his chance after impressing for Spurs in the first game against Newcastle. He will be raring to go against the Cyprus opponents.

Harry Winks (CM)

After overcoming a minor injury, Winks returned to the bench in the game against Watford. An 86th-minute substitute appearance didn’t do much to the midfielder and he will be eager to start on Wednesday.

Mousa Dembele (CM)

The Belgian powerhouse has had his injury problems lately but came unscathed following the Watford game. With Eriksen out of this fixture, Dembele is sure to start again.

Ben Davies (LWB)

The Welsh international may get the nod ahead of Englishman Danny Rose at the left wing-back position against APOEL.

Dele Alli (RAM)

Poch confirmed Alli will start the game, as the midfielder attempts to regain his form after an unsteady start to the season.

Dele Alli

Son Heung-Min (LAM) 

The South Korean scored the equaliser against Watford and will be confident enough to replicate his fine form.

Fernando Llorente (ST)

With Kane rested, Llorente should be handed a rare start. The former Sevilla man has so far failed to weave his magic for us. Wednesday presents an opportunity for him to deliver the goods.

Spurs Transfer News

Crystal Palace chairman, Simon Jordan, at a press conference in 2001. Crystal Palace chairman, Simon Jordan, at a press conference in 2001.
ARTICLES8 hours ago

“He’s a good player in a bad side”- Simon Jordan backs England international to join Tottenham in the future

Leicester City’s James Maddison backed to join Tottenham Hotspur by Simon Jordan James Maddison of Leicester City was heavily linked...

Harry Kane of England scores a penalty in the 3-3 draw against Germany in the UEFA Nations League. Harry Kane of England scores a penalty in the 3-3 draw against Germany in the UEFA Nations League.
ARTICLES9 hours ago

Report: German giants ‘adamant’ that they can sign Tottenham Hotspur superstar

Spurs Transfer News: Bayern Munich still ‘adamant’ they can sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane Bayern Munich fans would have...

Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid is a world-class goalkeeper. Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid is a world-class goalkeeper.
ARTICLES18 hours ago

Report: Madrid-based giants place “laughable” price tag on Tottenham transfer target

Spurs News: Atletico Madrid set “laughable” price tag on Tottenham and Manchester United target Jan Oblak According to Spanish outlet...

ARTICLES1 day ago

Tottenham in transfer race with both Manchester giants for Serie A defender

Tottenham Hotspur to battle Manchester United and Manchester City for Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni According to the Italian outlet Gazetta...

Dejan Kulusevski of Juventus celebrates with the PS5 Supercup after win against SSC Napoli. Dejan Kulusevski of Juventus celebrates with the PS5 Supercup after win against SSC Napoli.
ARTICLES1 day ago

“I wasn’t happy”- 22-year-old star explains why he joined Tottenham this January

Dejan Kulusevski reveals why he left Juventus to join Tottenham Hotspur in January transfer window Tottenham Hotspur signed Dejan Kulusevski...

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal battles for possession with Pau Torres of Spain during a UEFA Nations League match. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal battles for possession with Pau Torres of Spain during a UEFA Nations League match.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Romano explains why Tottenham did not go through with Pau Torres transfer interest

Tottenham Hotspur did not sign Pau Torres from Villarreal due to price tag According to Fabrizio Romano in his CaughtOffside...

Ivan Perisic wore number 14 at Inter Milan. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images) Ivan Perisic wore number 14 at Inter Milan. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Jose Enrique praises Tottenham board for backing Antonio Conte and signing this wideman

Jose Enrique praises Tottenham board for backing Antonio Conte with Ivan Perisic Former Liverpool star Jose Enrique has taken to...

Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris embraces Leeds United's Illan Meslier. Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris embraces Leeds United's Illan Meslier.
ARTICLES3 days ago

Journo claims Tottenham target is now Leeds’ “highest value asset” after Raphinha and Phillips exits

Journo makes Illan Meslier claim amid Tottenham Hotspur interest in Leeds goalkeeper Speaking on the Phil Hay show, the Athletic...

Davide Frattesi of Sassuolo is a full international for Italy. Davide Frattesi of Sassuolo is a full international for Italy.
ARTICLES3 days ago

Tottenham and Brighton in the race to sign £26m-rated Italy international

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton in the race to sign Davide Frattesi Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove...

Brazil's Lucas Moura reacts during the Copa America Centenario football match against Ecuador. Brazil's Lucas Moura reacts during the Copa America Centenario football match against Ecuador.
ARTICLES3 days ago

“Not a loan”- Lucas Moura explains why he left PSG to join Tottenham in 2018

Lucas Moura reveals reason for joining Tottenham Hotspur from PSG in 2018 Lucas Moura arrived at Tottenham Hotspur from Paris-Saint...