Spurs versus Leicester City: (match preview)
The disappointment of the 1-1 draw with West Brom on Saturday, will if anything be used as a motivator by Pochettino for his Spurs side, ahead of their midweek league visit to Leicester City. The performance against West Brom on Saturday wasn’t necessarily a bad one, but it lacked the intensity that we so often implement on games, I’m sure squad rotation will be likely for the Leicester game, to ensure some fresh legs on the pitch. Leicester have had an eventful season, after a poor start Craig Shakespeare was sacked, with Leicester opting for the more defensive former Southampton boss Claude Puel to take his place. And the Frenchman has made a positive impact, with the foxes picking up five points from his first four games in charge. Leicester are likely going to try and frustrate our forwards much like West Brom did, whist trying to catch us out on the break, with the pace of Jamie Vardy up top and the skill and creativity of Riyadh Mahrez, Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton likely to be there most creative players. Pochettino’s lads will have to come out off the blocks fast, and play that fast attacking football which we are so used to seeing, if we are to prevent a similar outcome to the West Brom game. COYS
My predicted lineup: (3-4-2-1) Lloris(c), Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Aurier, Sissoko, Dembele, Rose, Son, Alli, Kane.
Subs from: Vorm, Davies, Eriksen, Trippier, Foyth, Llorente, Oakley-Boothe.
Doubtful: Harry Winks (illness).
Absent: Wanyama, Alderweireld.
My score prediction: 3-1 to Spurs, courtesy of goals from Aurier, Kane and Dele.
One to watch: Speedy winger Demarai Gray who was once linked with Spurs, has been in fine form of recent, his pace skill and shooting ability will be something that Pochettino’s side will have to deal with.