​Potential Tottenham Hotspur Lineup to Face Sunderland in the Premier League This Weekend

Tottenham Hotspur host Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, and are hoping they can get their top-four pursuit back on track with a win.


Manager Mauricio Pochettino will be able to name a very strong side to face the Black Cats with how few injury woes the side have of late


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Who will start against Sunderland?

Goalkeeper

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​Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is expected to start between the sticks for this weekend’s clash with Sunderland. 


The Frenchman has been solid as ever for Spurs, and will need to be at his best to ensure in-form striker Jermain Defoe is kept quiet against his former club.

Defence

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  • Alderweireld
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  • Vertonghen
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​Tottenham’s defence is likely to take a familiar feel with Ben Davies and Kyle Walker operating on the left and right respectively. 


Belgian duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld should retain their partnership at the heart of the defence, and it’s a back four that has impressively been one of the best defences in the Premier League this season.

Midfield

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  • Dier
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  • Lamela
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Tottenham midfielder Moussa Dembele could well come into the starting eleven to operate alongside Eric Dier in a deep-lying role this weekend.


The pair will look to provide protection to the backline, but will Dembele in particular offer an attacking threat at the other end of the pitch. 


Ahead of the duo will likely be Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela behind the lone frontman.​

Forwards

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane should lead the line against Sunderland, with the England international having been in fine form in front of goal of late, while being Spurs’ only real centre-forward option. 


Nevertheless, Kane is a deadly forward who could strike if Sunderland aren't doing their defensive duties, and he will fancy his chance of breaching a porous backline this weekend.​