Predicted Spurs XI: Pochettino to make five changes for Brighton test

By | 22nd April 2019

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Tottenham Hotspur welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to their new stadium on Tuesday night for a crucial Premier League clash.

The hosts need all three points to gather momentum for the top-four race, and so Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko are both still sidelined with injuries, but Hugo Lloris is expected to return after missing Saturday’s defeat against Manchester City.

Lloris will probably be protected by a defence made up of Kieran Trippier, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose.

Pochettino could use Davinson Sanchez in a back three because of the lack of midfielders available, but we think the Spurs boss will prefer a back four.

Eric Dier struggled at the Etihad so Victor Wanyama should come back into the midfield, sitting deep and allowing Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to roam forward.

Fernando Llorente is likely to start up front alongside Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min.

Here’s our predicted line-up to face Brighton – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.

This post written by Steve Jennings originally appeared on TottenhamBlog.com. Read the full post here.

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