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Tottenham predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League

Tom Gott
Nuno is hunting two wins on the bounce
Nuno is hunting two wins on the bounce / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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Tottenham return to Premier League action on Sunday against a Newcastle United side buoyed by their recent takeover.

Nuno Espirito Santo's men ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa before jetting off for the international break, but quarantine rules and long flights have really taken a toll on Spurs.

Here's how the boss could set up for this one.


Tottenham predicted lineup vs Newcastle - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Hugo Lloris
Lloris lifted the Nations League trophy / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

Hugo Lloris (GK) - Club captain Lloris will keep his place in between the sticks as summer signing Pierluigi Gollini hasn't really looked like genuine competition for the Frenchman.

Japhet Tanganga (RB) - Emerson will likely miss out after flying back from Brazil, while Matt Doherty has picked up an injury. Tanganga may have to shift over to the right.

Joe Rodon (CB) - Like Emerson, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez have both had long international windows and may need that extra rest.

Eric Dier (CB) - Dier is the only other centre-back in the senior squad, so he could be backed up by some academy defenders on the bench.

Sergio Reguilon (LB) - Reguilon didn't play a minute in the Nations League, so he'll have fresh legs for this one.

2. Midfielders

Son Heung-Min
Son shone over the international break / Chung Sung-Jun/GettyImages

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (DM) - On the scoresheet against Villa, Hojbjerg is enjoying the extra freedom he has been afforded this year.

Oliver Skipp (DM) -
Skipp's return to the lineup coincided with Spurs getting back to winning ways, so expect him to be rewarded with another start.

Lucas Moura (RM) - Not part of the Brazil setup these days, Lucas should be fit and raring to go.

Tanguy Ndombele (AM) - Ndombele is back in favour after a rocky start to the season but needs to start contributing goals and assists with Dele Alli waiting in the wings.

Son Heung-min (LM) - Spurs have scored just five league goals so far this year, and Son has three of them. That's first-name-on-the-team-sheet territory.

3. Forward

Harry Kane
Kane was subbed off for England / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Harry Kane (ST) - Still waiting for his first league goal of the season, Kane had a pretty rubbish international break and really needs to get himself going again soon.

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