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Defensive crisis: How Pochettino could line-up his defence against Man City without key men

The Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern are optimistic about their side’s chances against Man City this weekend. Whilst the Citizens’ recent record is far superior to Tottenham’s, the Lilywhites have proven that they are as good as anybody on their day.

With Mauricio Pochettino at the helm, anything is possible, but the Argentine has more than a few problems to contend with this weekend. Unfortunately for him, his usually stellar defensive line is in a bit of a crisis at present, with two major absentees. Both Davinson Sanchez (suspended) and Toby Alderweireld (injured) are out of the game, meaning that the Argentine has a couple of big calls to make as he looks to ensure that his defence is solid.

He does have options, but it’s certainly going to require some tactical nouse as he looks to get the best out of his team. He could line up a few ways, but our landlord thinks that he has plotted the best possible back five.

With that said, this is how Pochettino could line-up his defence against Man City without Alderweireld and Sanchez…

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