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The Tottenham Hotspur lineup that should start against Sheffield United

Max Parsons
Jan 16, 2021, 3:15 PM GMT
A 1-1 draw last time out for Spurs
A 1-1 draw last time out for Spurs | Pool/Getty Images
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Jose Mourinho takes his Tottenham Hotspur side to Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon to face Sheffield United in the Premier League.

The hosts come into the tie with their heads held high after finally bagging a league win at the 18th time of asking this campaign, as they beat Newcastle 1-0 last time out.

Spurs are unbeaten in six in all competitions, but were most recently held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Fulham. Mourinho's men have also failed to win a league game away from home in their last four -last winning away at West Brom in early November.

With the hope of ending their away hoodoo, here's the Spurs side that should start against Sheffield United.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Eric Dier has become key to Spurs
Eric Dier has become key to Spurs | Visionhaus/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK) - The Frenchman has played in every league game thus far, keeping six clean sheets in the process. Guaranteed to feature between the sticks against Sheffield United.

Serge Aurier (RB) - Came in for Doherty in the last Premier League outing against Fulham and did fairly well. Expected to keep his place.

Toby Alderweireld (CB) -
Missed Spurs' last game, but is likely to return the starting XI in place of Davinson Sanchez.

Eric Dier (CB) - The England international has become an integral part of the Spurs system under Mourinho, and has missed just one league game this season.

Sergio Reguilon (LB) - Provided a phenomenal assist for the Tottenham goal against Fulham, and has had a good start to his Spurs career generally. Expected to keep Ben Davies out once more.

2. Midfielders

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in action against Fulham
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in action against Fulham | Visionhaus/Getty Images

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - The Dane has been exceptional since his summer arrival and has played more minutes than any other Spurs player (1530).

Moussa Sissoko (CM) - Mourinho is expected to go with his preferred XI against the Blades, which means Sissoko coming back into the centre of the park after playing out right in midweek.

Tanguy Ndombele (AM) - Has hit another level this campaign and looks a threat in the Spurs midfield, having completed more dribbles than any other Tottenham player along with Harry Kane (40).

3. Forwards

Harry Kane celebrates against Fulham
Harry Kane celebrates against Fulham | Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Lucas Moura (RW) - The Brazilian did not feature in midweek, but is expected to return to the starting XI. He has only scored one Premier League goal so far this season.

Harry Kane (ST) - Scored his 11th league goal of the season against the Cottagers to make it 22 goal contributions so far. A guaranteed starter.

Son Heung-min (LW) - Was unlucky not to score on Wednesday as Alphonse Areola foiled him multiple times. Will be looking to add to his 13 goals for the season.

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