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Luke Amos and Oliver Skipp to start – Predicting Pochettino’s line-up that could start against Milan

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Tottenham Hotspur will wrap up their 2018 International Champions Cup pre-season campaign against AC Milan in Minnesota on Wednesday.

Mauricio Pochettino will once again be without a number of first-team regulars, with Tottenham set to have fewer options in the midfield. As a result, our manager is expected to bank on youngsters as we must end the US tour on a winning note.

Spurs thrashed AS Roma 4-1 before losing on penalties to Barcelona after fighting back from two goals down in normal time. Pochettino will hope his team completes the final US tour game unscathed before travelling to the Municipal de Montilivi to take on Girona in the final warm-up game ahead of the 2019/19 season.

Without further ado, let us have a look at Tottenham’s lineup against AC Milan.

Probable Tottenham XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Michel Vorm (GK)

Michel Vorm has done well in the pre-season so far and is expected to start the game against Milan.

Serge Aurier (RB)

Aurier needs to find his rhythm to regain his Ligue 1 form.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (CB)

Carter-Vickers has performed admirably well in the pre-season in the absence of experienced central defenders Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. He is expected to start against Milan.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

Sanchez was excellent in his debut season with Spurs, seamlessly slotting in our gaffer’s first XI. The Colombian must build on that after a decent World Cup campaign.

Kyle Walker-Peters (LB)

Walker-Peters had an off day in the last game against Barcelona, meaning he could play this one.

Luke Amos (CM)

Luke Amos played the whole game against Barcelona. He impressed with his passing and close-control that should be enough to make him start in Minnesota.

Christian Eriksen

Oliver Skipp (CM)

Partnering Amos in central midfield could be Oliver Skipp, the 17-year-old who did well in the last game.

Lucas Moura (RW)

Moura has been fantastic throughout the pre-season, driving at defenders with real pace and always causing trouble to the opposition defenders with his movement. The Milan game is another opportunity for the nippy Brazilian to work his way into Pochettino’s starting XI.

Christian Eriksen (CAM)

Spurs’ creative hub, Christian Eriksen, will be expected to fall back a bit deeper to aid the young midfielders and create chances.

Heung-min Son (LW)

Son looks sharper and quicker in the pre-season which is indeed a good sign ahead of the new campaign. The South Korean will be available for Spurs’ first game of the season against Newcastle United, before he flies out to join up with his national side for the Asian Games.

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Fernando Llorente (ST)

Llorente had a terrible last game, barely touching the ball and he failed to make any sort of impact. However, the big Spaniard is again expected to lead our attack against the Serie A club.

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