Tottenham travel to the London Stadium on Saturday to take on West Ham. Spurs go into the game two points behind the leading pack of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool having won their last three games against Cardiff, Huddersfield and Brighton.
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his side can carry on their momentum, and leave with all three points. Here’s how Spurs could lineup on Saturday.
3. Goalkeeper & Defenders
Hugo Lloris (GK) – After making a high profile error in Spurs’ defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, Lloris followed up with a clean sheet against Cardiff last week. The Spurs captain will surely line up between the sticks on Saturday afternoon.
Kieran Trippier (RB) – The ‘Bury Beckham’ is coming off the back of England’s historic win in Seville on Tuesday night, where he started and played the majority of the game. The Spurs fans will hope that his England performances translates to the London Stadium.
Toby Alderweireld (CB) – The Belgian has shaken off talks of trying to force a move last summer, and has remained a regular fixture in the Spurs defence this season. The 29-year-old has more responsibility on his shoulders, given the injury to regular partner Jan Vertonghen.
Davinson Sanchez (CB) – The Colombian will most likely reprise his role alongside Alderweireld at the heart of the Spurs defence. Due to the injuries Spurs have at the back, they have had to move to a back four rather than a back three, so Sanchez and Alderweireld will have to compensate for that.
Ben Davies (LB) – The Welshman will may have to deputise for Danny Rose, who had to pull out of the England squad. Davies is always solid when called upon, and he played 90 minutes for Wales in their victory over Republic of Ireland midweek.
Eric Dier (CM) – Fresh from giving Sergio Ramos a clattering on Tuesday night, Dier will likely be called upon given Tottenham’s current injury crisis. Dier scored the winner against Cardiff last week, and will be looking to build on that performance.
Harry Winks (CM) – The young Englishman impressed for England against an incredibly strong Spanish midfield during the international break. Winks will most likely shoulder most of the creative responsibility, giving his attackers the platform they need to put West Ham to bed.
Erik Lamela (RM) – The Argentine wasn’t selected for Argentina during the international break, so he may be fresher than most of his teammates. Pochettino often favours Lamela for his industry, and he could be deployed on the right of Spurs’ attack on Saturday.
Heung-Min Son (LM) – The South Korean always proves to be a tricky customer on the left of Tottenham’s attack. Son will be doing his best to support Kane and Lucas in attack.
Lucas Moura (ST) – The Brazilian has been used in tandem with Harry Kane in attack for much of this season. After winning the August Player of the Month award, Lucas has been used increasingly in the Spurs team. His speed and directness compliment the team well, as he offers something different going forward.
Harry Kane (ST) – The England captain continues to be Spurs’ go-to guy. After his wonderful performance against Spain, Kane will be raring to go on Saturday. He has a good record against West Ham, having scored seven goals in nine appearances.