Tottenham faces Watford on Vicarage Road on Saturday for lunch. Here is the side we think Jose Mourinho will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris is back in full training after recovering from an elbow injury that has kept him out since October, however, it is not expected that he will show up tomorrow due to lack of fitness for the game, so Paulo Gazzaniga will continue among the sticks for Tottenham.
Defence: Mourinho is expected to make a few tweaks in defense for the trip to Watford. Toby Alderweireld should be called back after being rested for the English Cup third round victory against Middlesbrough midweek.
Davinson Sanchez is expected to keep his place between four o’clock so that Jan Vertonghen can move to the left back to accommodate Alderweireld’s return. This would mean that Ryan Sessegnon is leading the way.
Japhet Tanganga has joined the first team formed in the last few games, but I expect the young man to return to the bench with Serge Aurier who received a call to his right back this weekend.
midfielder: Tottenham will continue to be without Moussa Sissoko while she is facing a spell on the sidelines following knee surgery while Tanguy Ndombele remains out with a hip problem.
Eric Dier started against Middlesbrough in the middle of the week, but I think he could fall on the bench tomorrow with Christian Eriksen moving to a more central position alongside Harry Winks.
attack: Dele Alli will surely be called back against Watford, therefore Giovani Lo Celso could find himself leaving the eleven o’clock starting with Hueng-min Son brought back to the side after being rested mid-week.
Erik Lamela has looked strong in recent games since returning to full form, so the South American could keep his place in the Tottenham attack while Lucas Moura should lead the lead in the continued absence of Harry Kane – who is facing a race against the clock to play again this season after surgery on a severe knee tendon injury.
Here’s how I expect Tottenham to take sides: