Tottenham Hotspur go into their game against Everton on Sunday hoping to recover from a loss against their opponents’ city rivals Liverpool.
A turnaround in fortunes will be required soon, with Spurs currently occupying 11th place in the Premier League table, though Everton may not be seen as the challenge it has done in years gone by, as they are 16th.
With the issues Spurs have been facing, Pochettino may be tempted to make alterations to the team ahead of the game against the Toffees.
With this in mind, here is our predicted XI for the match:
One change that will be enforced comes at left-back, with Danny Rose suspended after picking up a yellow card against Liverpool, as reported on the club’s official Twitter page.
Pochettino may have been tempted to use Jan Vertonghen there, but he is out injured, so this could see Ryan Sessegnon come in to make his debut for the club.
There could also be a change on the opposite side of Spurs’ defence, following Serge Aurier’s rash foul on Sadio Mane that cost the team a point against Liverpool.
Juan Foyth hasn’t played a single minute of Premier League football this season, as per WhoScored, though having been called up to the Argentina national team squad for their upcoming fixtures, there may be the temptation to put him in considering the frailties that have been faced in that position.
Pochettino may not have been outwardly complimentary about Tanguy Ndombele’s impact against Liverpool, but the Frenchman did come on and impress, playing the joint-highest number of key passes of anyone in the team.
This could see the Frenchman break ahead of Christian Eriksen if a diamond is used, especially with the frustrations the Dane has caused recently.
Another position where there could be debate about who will start is at the tip of the diamond, but we have gone with Dele Alli due to the faith Pochettino has recently shown in the Englishman, starting him in each of the team’s last three games in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.
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