Tottenham host Watford at the Lane in the Premier League after earning all three points in an amazing comeback at the Liberty stadium in which they managed to overturn a 1-0 deficit by scoring 3 goals in the last 9 minutes. It is highly unlikely that Tottenham will be able to chase Chelsea down for the title a few but the fans would like to be optimistic and keep the pressure on the Blues.
It’s important to keep the heat and win this game against Watford and do all they can to reduce the deficit between them and the League leaders. Watford might turn out to be a tough team to beat, having won their last two games. Below is Tottenham’s predicted lineup against Watford.
Hugo Lloris is likely to return to the starting lineup after missing the game against Swansea in which he was ruled out because of an illness. It’s vital for Tottenham to have their best player in every position.
Tottenham are likely to revert to the three at the back system after play two centre-backs against Swansea in which Dier was pushed up ahead in the defensive midfield to fill in for Victor Wanyama who couldn’t play because of a back injury. Thus, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen are likely to occupy the defence.
Kieran Trippier is likely to feature against Watford which will help Tottenham in giving Walker a rest after the game against Swansea. Ben Davies will continue to deputise for Danny Rose in the left wing back position. While Trippier is good enough to replace Walker and offers more than Walker defensively, Ben Davies’ has been quite error prone and has never really been able to fill in Danny Rose’s shoes.
Moussa Dembele and Victor Wanyama will form the midfield pivot. In the game against Swansea, Dier found it hard to settle as a defensive midfielder but with Wanyama likely to be back, Tottenham will have enough defensive protection which will allow the wing-backs to be more expressive.
Up ahead, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli will be the attacking midfielders. Both did a fantastic job against Swansea, getting a goal each. Dele Alli was particularly good and his positioning was excellent, often dropping a bit to drag the centre-backs out of position.
Son Heung-Min will lead the attacking line for Tottenham. The South-Korean found it hard against Swansea and lost his footing quite often. His first touches were awful as well but he grew into the game as it progressed. With the impact Vincent Janssen had in the last few minutes, Mauricio Pochettino will face a dilemma in choosing the lead striker. Harry Kane is in line for a return but could get a few minutes as a substitute only as Pochettino will look to ease him into the action.