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After a thrilling game in the Premier League against Liverpool that saw Tottenham Hotspur milk out a vital point, Spurs shift their attention now to the FA Cup. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have to deal with Newport County in the fourth round replay at Wembley following a 1-1 draw at Rodney Parade.

Padraig Amond opened the scoring for Newport before Harry Kane bagged the equaliser when the two clubs met at Rodney Parade last month. Kane’s leveller came as a relief for Spurs fans but Newport merited even greater reward with a trip to Wembley awaiting them on Wednesday evening.

Pochettino selected a side to deal with Newport’s physical strengths but having witnessed a tough fight at Rodney Parade, he is expected to put out a strong team capable of doing the job but with one eye on the North London derby against Arsenal on Saturday.

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Although they have rejoined the first-team for training, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose remain a doubt for Spurs. Harry Winks is fit following his recovery from an ankle injury and was named on the bench against Liverpool. New signing Lucas Moura is still short of match fitness.

Probable Tottenham XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Michel Vorm (GK)

Vorm is likely to start on Wednesday, which will give Lloris some rest before the game against Arsenal.

Serge Aurier (RB)

Aurier has been a reliable player since joining Spurs at the start of the season. So, it won’t be a surprise to see Poch swap the Ivorian for Trippier against Newport.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

Sanchez was not up to the mark and lacked confidence in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool. The game on Wednesday presents a good opportunity for the youngster to restore his confidence and play with freedom.

Jan Vertonghen (CB)

A rock at the back, Vertonghen will be looking to keep the Newport attackers at bay.

Ben Davies (LB)

Although Rose has returned to first-team training, Poch might not throw him on right away; meaning Davies could continue at left-back.

Victor Wanyama (CM)

Wanyama scored a worldie against Liverpool. He offered the cushion that Spurs attackers needed in the second-half. A certain starter against Newport.

Moussa Sissoko (CM)

The Frenchman’s industry and work-ethic would come in handy while facing the League Two opposition.

Erik Lamela (RW)

Much has been debated about Lamela’s decision to go down following Virgil van Dijk’s slight touch that awarded the visitors a last-gasp penalty. However, the Argentine will be a constant threat on Wednesday, stretching Newport defenders with his pace and trickery.

Christian Eriksen (CAM)

Eriksen will be the creative fulcrum of the team. Newport need to be wary of his inventiveness and guile.

Heung-min Son (LW)

Son has been brilliant in the past couple of months and there is no reason for Poch to not play him in the FA Cup game.

Fernando Llorente (ST)

Llorente has endured a disappointing time so far, scoring only two goals since arriving from Swansea at the start of the season. The big Spaniard could be given a chance on Wednesday to showcase his skills. Expecting him to repay Poch’s faith with a goal.


Championship manager assures this Tottenham star will play enough games this season



Latest Spurs news: Bielsa hints at Clarke featuring for Leeds despite not making a league appearance

Jack Clarke’s loan spell at Leeds hasn’t gone too well this season. The Englishman joined Tottenham in the summer window but was loaned back to his former club.

The 18-year-old broke into Marcelo Bielsa’s team last season and was expected to feature in the starting XIs.

Jack Clarke
Jack Clarke signs for Tottenham

However, the Englishman is yet to feature in a Championship game this season, however, the Argentine assured that the winger will get games (h/t Express):

“For me he’s an important player who has very good individual skills, one vs one.

“There are reasons enough to say nothing is special about why he was not in the 18 players in the last two games.

“We have a lot of matches in the month of August.”

Clarke set for more cup games

The youngster has featured in one Carabao Cup fixture for Leeds and Bielsa confirmed that Clarke will be getting more minutes in midweek:

“Very probably the next game on Tuesday a lot of players who didn’t play before will be in the squad.

“In this moment I am focusing on three wingers. They are putting in good performances, but Clarke will be in or be a substitute of one of them.”

Jack Clarke
Jack Clarke

Clarke needs more starts to continue his development and that was one reason he was sent back to Leeds this summer.

The 18-year-old made a handful of starts under Bielsa in the previous campaign as Leeds missed out on Premier League promotion.

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Clarke has to cement his place in the Leeds XI before thinking of achieving the same at Spurs. The 18-year-old has great potential but that will only be a footnote if he doesn’t play regularly this season.

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Tottenham star could leave this summer if a club submits a £50million bid



Spurs transfer news: Eriksen could leave Tottenham for £50million this summer

The Daily Mail reports that Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy have agreed to a compromise and will allow Christian Eriksen to leave if a substantial bid is submitted.

The Dane is a free agent at the end of the season and the report claims that the Tottenham pair spoke with Eriksen and explained the situation.

Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko

The European transfer window ends on 2 September and Spurs can sell to foreign clubs but cannot add to their squad.

Pochettino admitted that it is a difficult situation regarding Eriksen and the club will consider the sale of the Dane should a £50million bid come in the final days of the window (h/t Daily Mail).

Not letting Eriksen leave on a free

Tottenham would lose out on a substantial sum if Eriksen leaves on a free at the end of this season.

The Dane has featured in both of our games this season and was the catalyst in the 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

The report adds that Daniel Levy wants to make a tidy sum by selling Eriksen now while Pochettino believes the Dane’s presence makes the team better.

There has been a lot of interest in the 27-year-old with Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Juventus all keen on the midfielde (h/t Daily Mail).

Spurs face Newcastle on Sunday and Eriksen should start for us as we look to continue our unbeaten start.

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Tottenham have four points from their opening two games of the campaign and should be favourites to pick up the three points against the Magpies.

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Tottenham youngster once likened to Messi set to join Italian club



Spurs transfer news: Edwards close to joining Udinese reports that Marcus Edwards’ future at Tottenham is all over, with the youngster set to join Udinese.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Excelsior Rotterdam but could not save them from getting relegated.

It has been a frustrating couple of years for Edwards due to injuries and poor performances away on loan.

The report adds that the Englishman was training at Brentford last month in hopes of signing for the Championship club, but could not finalise a deal. The 20-year-old is a free agent at the end of this season and seems set for a new challenge in the Serie A.

Pochettino had high expectations from Edwards

The youngster made a bright debut for the Spurs first-team in a League Cup game against Gillingham at White Hart Lane.

However, injuries affected his first season at Tottenham, where he could not play more games.

Marcus Edwards
Marcus Edwards

The report adds that Mauricio Pochettino had compared the youngster’s traits with Lionel Messi’s, and the manager later regretted making those comments.

Edwards had the potential to be special and hopefully, he reignites his career at his new club.

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Pochettino is known for getting the best out of young talents, but this is one case where it just did not work out for either party.

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Tottenham star’s exit could depend on Italian giants selling one of their key players



Spurs transfer news: Milan could move for Aurier once they sell Conti

Calciomercato claims that Tottenham’s Serge Aurier has been linked with a move to AC Milan for the past two weeks.

The Ivorian defender hasn’t started any of our Premier League games this season, with Kyle Walker-Peters getting the nod in both the games.

The 26-year-old has also struggled with injuries since his move from Paris Saint-Germain, and the report claims that the Ivorian isn’t a part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.

Le10 Sport (h/t Calciomercato) adds that a move to Milan could be on but the Italians need to sell Andrea Conti. The defender is being linked with Werder Bremen and Serie A rivals Parma, according to the report.

Conti has struggled for regular starts at the San Siro and made 12 appearances in the Serie A last term.

Pochettino taking a risk with this move

Tottenham have already sold Kieran Trippier in the summer and that leaves us with only Walker-Peters and Aurier as the recognised senior right-backs.

Aurier leaving would reduce our options in the position but Juan Foyth has some experience of playing as a right-back.

Letting Aurier go is a major risk being taken by Pochettino, and Spurs have been active in offloading deadwood in the summer.

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Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou departed permanently, and it will be interesting to see if Aurier follows them before the close of the transfer window.

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