Tottenham Hotspur host Bournemouth at the Lane and will be hopeful of remaining afloat in the Premier League title race, having an outside chance of chasing down the League leaders as they face Manchester United at Old Trafford. Tottenham are still unbeaten this season at home and have turned White Hart Lane into a fortress. They’ll be looking to continue with their run of six wins in the last six games.
Bournemouth will be no pushovers and Mauricio Pochettino’s side will surely have to be wary of the threat they possess. The Cherries have steered clear of danger and are sitting 7 points above the relegation zone. Below is Tottenham’s predicted lineup to play against Bournemouth.
Lloris will surely occupy the space between the sticks. The Frenchman has done a wonderful job, keeping 8 clean sheets in the last 12 Premier League games. He’ll be hoping to not have a busy day at the back.
Kyle Walker will probably return to the right-back spot. Pochettino will face a dilemma of which player to choose between Walker and Trippier as the latter had a fantastic game against Watford and is really pushing Walker.
Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will occupy the centre-back positions. The trio has done a fantastic job at the back, Vertonghen and Dier often splitting up wide to cover for full-backs who have ventured upfield.
Ben Davies is expected to deputise on the right for Danny Rose who won’t be back until next month. Davies too has done well in Rose’s absence but has often failed to deliver on the offensive front.
Victor Wanyama will probably return to the midfield in place of Dier who will be pushed back to the centre-back position. Moussa Dembele will partner Wanyama in the midfield pivot. The Belgian did a wonderful job last time when they played Bournemouth, out-muscling and dribbling past the Bournemouth midfielder to wreak havoc.
Up ahead, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen will occupy their places in attacking midfield positions. Both have enjoyed an excellent chemistry in the midfield along with the forwards Son and Kane. They interchange positions along with Harry Kane to cause the opposition problems.
Kane’s return has handed Tottenham a major boost. Although Son has done a decent job in Kane’s absence, his presence has an altogether different impact on the game. Vincent Janssen has failed to deliver in terms of goals and his position even on the bench seems like a doubt.